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Reference : UMR3685-PHIDIL-008
Workplace : GIF SUR YVETTE
Date of publication : Monday, October 11, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 3 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2743 and 3161 Euros
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
Network Analysis for Archaeometallurgy and Beyond (NAAMB) largely, but not exclusively, concerns data from the 2016-2020 ANR “Bronze and Glass as Cultural Catalysts and Tracers in Early Southeast Asia, c. 1000 BC to c. 500 AD” project, which investigated exchange networks in and around Southeast Asia, via the media of non-ferrous base metal (copper, bronze, lead) and glass samples and their morpho-stylistic, technological, elemental and isotopic analysis. The project was successful and all sampling targets were surpassed but a great deal of data processing remains to be done. NAAMB will use spatial statistics to combine metric and non-metric data from artefacts of multiple periods, cultures, materials and dates, to further the aim of holistic interpretation. BROGLASEA data for metals and glass will be prioritised, followed by other datasets as possible.
The successful candidate's role will be to ensure the databases are perfectly organised and clear of all errors before submitting them to the team statistician. Once statistical processing begins, the candidate will perform an intermediary role between the statistician and the database 'owners', as we explore structure and meaning in an iterative fashion.
The successful candidate will have extensive previous experience of archaeological metal and/or glass database management. The work must be exhaustive, comprehensive and should be considered a 'zero error' environment. Previous experience of Southeast Asian archaeology is preferre. Basics in paleometallurgy will be appreciated, basics in statistical inferences and network analysis as well.
The successful candidate must satisfy the general requirements to work on a daily basis at the Centre d'Etudes Atomiques at Saclay, subject to security clearances managed by the Centre's managers. All work will be carried out at the LAPA in a strong team-based environment. The candidate must accept to abide by all current Covid-19 regulations and restrictions. The candidate will be welcome as a formal co-author on the NAAMB/BROGLASEA database and general publication, as well as the site-specific publications of most* assemblages they are involved with.
*unless previous agreements/contracts are in place with site directors.
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