Dear All,  
  Please see the announcement below for a funded Ph.D. position in  
zooarchaeology at the University of Tübingen, examining the  
development and use of agricultural resources in the southern Levant. 
  The application deadline is August 1st. 
  Best Wishes,
We would like to announce a PH.D. POSITION IN ZOOARCHAEOLOGY as part  
of SFB 1070 RessourcenKulturen within project A 05 /"The Land flowing  
with Milk and Honey" - Development and Significance of Agrarian  
Resources in Bronze and Iron Age Palestine./ The position will begin  
on or around October 1st, 2017 and run until the end of the funding  
period, June 30th 2021. Funding is at the standard DFG personnel rate  
for doctoral researchers (13 TV-L) at 65% of a full position (ca. 26  

Project A 05 investigates the Bronze and Iron Age resource cultures of  
ancient Palestine and their historical role in the development of  
agriculture in the southern Levant. It involves cooperative,  
interdisciplinary research between archaeobotanists, biblical  
archaeologists, zooarchaeologists, who will integrate and present  
their analytical results in a central publication project, /The Atlas  
of Agriculture in Ancient Palestine./
A main goal of this collaboration is to consider agricultural  
resources as cultural entities beyond their economic value. It will  
address questions of continuity and change in the use of resources in  
agriculture and how this influences sociocultural development, the  
role of agricultural resource complexes for the formation of social  
and political units and their collective identities, as well as on the  
symbolic meaning of resources in agriculture. Addressing these  
questions will also require the integration of other data sources,  
including paleoclimatological and paleoecological data, as well as  
ethnographic sources.
Beyond the interdisciplinary work with archaeobotanists and biblical  
archaeologists in project A 05, the candidate is expected to  
collaborate closely with others involved in SFB 1070, which will be  
facilitated through joint workshops of closely-related projects.
In the frame of this project, the zooarchaeology candidate will  
combine a metadata analysis of geographically and temporally  
appropriate sites with an original zooarchaeological analysis (e.g., a  
site-specific analysis or targeted analysis of a single taxon such as  

-       Master’s degree in Biblical or Near Eastern archaeology with a  
basic knowledge of zooarchaeology, -or-
-       Master’s degree with a specialization in zooarchaeology, and a  
solid knowledge of the archaeology and history of the ancient near east
-       Experience working with: faunal collections from ongoing or  
old excavations, GIS focusing on visualizing archaeological data,  
basic databases (Microsoft Access or similar)
-       Explicit interest in close collaboration with archaeobotanists  
and Biblical archaeologists

Please submit your application (letter of interest, brief project  
proposal, CV, and list of 2-3 academic references) as a single PDF  
file via email by AUGUST 1ST, 2017 to:
Dr. Britt Starkovich
Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Universität Tübingen
und Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP)
Rümelinstraße 23
72070 Tübingen
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In accordance to equal opportunity legislation, qualified women and/or  
disabled applicants will be preferentially considered.
Further information is available  
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For questions about the application, please contact Dr. Starkovich.
      Dr. Britt M. Starkovich        Archäozoologie
      Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Universität Tübingen
      Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment (HEP)
Rümelinstr. 23
72070 Tübingen
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