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CDD Researcher: geometric morphometrics analyzes of archaeological grape seeds

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General information

Reference : UMR5554-LAUBOU-001
Date of publication : Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 11 months
Expected date of employment : 1 February 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2000 € to 4000 € before tax according to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


The CDD researcher will use geometric morphometric methods by contour analysis to study samples of archaeological grape seeds, dated from about 10,000 BP to the 19th century, and compare them with seeds from modern cultivated varieties and wild grapevines.
The objective is 1) to describe the spatio-temporal changes in the diversity of grapevine, 2) to compare them with a set of geographical, environmental, historical and cultural variables in order to 3) contribute to proposing and testing historical scenarios of the evolution of viticulture in France since its origins.

This mission is part of the ANR Viniculture program. VINICULTURE aims to integrate innovative methods in archaeosciences, in order to identify the characteristics and diversity of grapevines and wines produced and consumed in France from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Since the Protohistory, wine has played a major social and symbolic role. It is a valued commercial product that travels long distances. Grapevine is therefore a major species from an economic, landscape, cultural and symbolic point of view.


The main activities of the CDD will be to:
- Improve morphogeometric and statistical methods to describe the shape of grape seeds and to understand the phylogeographic information it can provide based on a sample of modern varieties.
- Develop geo-statistical methods to analyse the morphogeometric characteristics of archaeological seed samples and compare them with qualitative and quantitative geo-environmental and historical variables.


- Strong experience in morphogeometry applied to plants and fossil/archaeological samples, particularly in outline analysis
- Good knowledge of data analysis methods, particularly geospatialized data.
- Good knowledge of the archaeological and historical context of viticulture in France.
- Knowledge of Bayesian modelling methods.
- Good knowledge of oral and written English.
- Ability to analyze, to organize, for discipline, autonomy and communication.

Work Context

ISEM is a joint research unit of the University of Montpellier/CNRS/IRD/EPHE located on the Triolet campus of the University of Montpellier. ISEM brings together 17 research teams working on the origins and dynamics of biodiversity, from an evolutionary perspective, at different scales of space and time. ISEM has various technical platforms, including the morphometry platform, which will be used by the contract researcher. The CDD will be integrated into the "Biodiversity Dynamics and Anthropoecology" team and will be under the direct responsibility of the coordinator of the ANR-Viniculture program.

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