One for the Roman botanists.
Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship connected with Dr M. van der Veen's NERC funded project "Long-Distance Trade and Agricultural Development". The research topic of the PhD studentship is the "Introduction and Dispersal of Exotic Food Plants into Europe". Supervisors: Dr Marijke van der Veen and Dr Neil Christie.
The award will be equivalent to a fully funded three-year NERC studentship including UK/EU fees and maintenance. Successful applicants will normally hold a Masters degree in Archaeology, have good analytical, data analysis and IT skills (Excel, Access), and a willingness to travel. Knowledge of archaeobotany and the Roman and/or medieval periods is highly desirable. Starting date: 1 May 2004.
Application forms and further particulars are available from Dr Rachel Bown, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, email: [log in to unmask], Telephone 0116 - 252 2777.
Applications should be sent to: Dr Rachel Bown, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK. In addition to the application form, applicants should also submit a short CV and a 500 word statement of their research interests and experience relevant to the topic.
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