African MSA-LSA Archaeology Research Fellow

CENIEH is seeking a Research Fellow in African Middle Stone Age (MSA) and Late Stone Age (LSA) Archaeology for applying to the current Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions-Individual Fellowships call (HORIZON-MSCA-2023-PF-01) which closes on 13 September 2023.

The Fellow with the successful proposal will join a team of researchers in the Archaeology Program at CENIEH. The main research focus of the program is field and laboratory investigations on the origin and evolution of lithic technology during the Pleistocene. The candidate will be involved in field and laboratory investigations with international scientists working at Gona (Afar, Ethiopia). We expect the candidate to study technological changes in lithics through time and across space, in particular technological variabilities in MSA technology, behavioural changes, and Homo sapiens adaptations in the late Pleistocene. With the Gona archaeology team, the fellow will study MSA and LSA assemblages in deposits dated <160 ka. Employing experimental lithic studies is encouraged for understanding the different technological strategies used in MSA/LSA of the region. The candidate will develop his investigations in collaboration with colleagues in the Archaeology Program in the prehistoric lithic technology laboratory and in the newly established state of the art laboratory of experimental Archaeology and Taphonomy at CENIEH.

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