International Standards for the techno-economic study of lithic productions in the Neolithic period : 3 events A noter / Autour de la Préhistoire Une aristocratie à l'âge de pierre ? L’égalitarisme des sociétés du Paléolithique supérieur en question = A stone-age aristocracy? The egalitarianism of Upper Paleolithic societies in question

PhD Project: Disentangling palaeodiet: Modern and archaeological case studies in compound-specific nitrogen isotope analysis - QUADRAT

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October 2019
Queen’s University Belfast / University of Aberdeen




Research will combine two specific areas. In the first phase, samples from modern animals fed known diets will be analysed, along with their dietary components. This project will utilise previously collected materials (e.g. feed, hair) from unrelated studies to trace individual amino acids from diet to tissue. While controlled feeding experiments will not be undertaken directly by the student, they will be trained in the processing and preparing of samples from such studies by additional collaborating experts at the University of Aberdeen (Dr. Catherine Hambly, Prof. John Speakman), who will also provide expert guidance in nutritional biology.


The second phase will include archaeological applications from two very different ecosystems/contexts: precontact Alaska and late Iron Age Scotland. Both case studies will focus specifically on the contribution of aquatic foods to the diet and involve the analysis of human, animal and fish archaeological remains, linking life on the land to life under the water in the past. Data generated will complement previously-generated ‘bulk’ isotope data, providing more nuanced insights into food webs, animal-human-environmental interactions, and human dietary choice in two different ancient ecosystems.


Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject.


Application procedure
• Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology
• State name of the lead supervisor as the Name of Proposed Supervisor
• State ‘QUADRAT DTP’ as Intended Source of Funding
• State the exact project title on the application form


Plus d'infos

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr K Britton ( with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter.

All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School (


Application closing date is 12:00pm (GMT) on 31 January 2019.

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