The project aims to determine the relationships between the rise and fall of stratified societies, food procurement strategies, and environmental conditions in ancient southwestern Amazonia by integrating archaeology, archaeobotany, paleoecology, geomorphology and paleoclimatology.
Research will involve: collection of soil samples and artefacts in the field; phytolith and starch grain analyses of these materials; expansion of the archaeobotanical reference collection of MAE-USP with species local to the study area; liaison with the other Post-Doctoral Research Associates and Co-Investigators in the project to effectively integrate their data within the general project; publication of results in leading journals and presentation at conferences.
Candidates must have previous Archaeobotanical training and a PhD in Archaeology obtained since 2012. Applicants should send a letter (up to 2 pages) and their CV (up to 3 pages) to Jennifer Watling (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eduardo Neves (email@example.com).
The Fellowship amounts to R$ 7,373.10 / month and a Technical Reserve equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.
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