Association "Réseau Terre" A noter / Autour de la Préhistoire PANAF 2018 “La valorisation du patrimoine culturel africain et le développement durable”

PhD studentship "Avian fossil remains and their contribution to Palaeolithic archaeological research in Europe"

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John Moores University




Applications are invited for a full-time three-year PhD studentship to the School of Natural Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), United Kingdom. The School contains the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology where one research focus is on world leading research on Neanderthal behaviour and ecology in sites such as the Gorham’s Cave Complex World Heritage Site, Gibraltar, at Shandiar Cave, Iraq, and at multiple Neanderthal sites in Belgium.


This PhD studentship centres on the study of avian fossil remains found at Palaeolithic sites across Europe. Bird fossils are of interest both culturally and ecologically in human origins research and the sites where they have been found associated with Neanderthals number in their hundreds.


Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with a strong interest and/or expertise in any of the following fields: Neanderthals, palaeoanthropology, archaeology, ornithology, ecology, zoology, vertebrate palaeontology or related disciplines.


Plus d'infos

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please email Dr. Richard Jennings ( for more information.
Applicants should email a CV, covering letter detailing their suitability for the project and contact details of two referees to Dr. Richard Jennings (


Interviews will be held at Liverpool John Moores University on the afternoon of September 12th 2017