Intitulé de l'offre : Phd "Zooarchaeology of Early bronze Age Armenia" (M/W) (H/F)
Référence : UMR5133-BERPER-001
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : LYON 07
Date de publication : lundi 18 septembre 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Doctorant/Contrat doctoral
Durée du contrat : 36 mois
Date de début de la thèse : 1 janvier 2024
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : 2 135,00 € gross monthly
Section(s) CN : Ancient and medieval worlds
Description du sujet de thèse
The project ANR HOMELAND is based on the simultaneous study of three Armenian sites (Voskeblur, Haghartsin and Karnut) located in each of the sub-regions defined on the basis of pottery. The goal is to conduct a comparative analysis of these Early Bronze Age settlements (Kura-Arax II). The project follows a consistently interdisciplinary methodology combining archeology, bioarchaeology (paleobotany, archaeozoology, isotopic analysis), paleoenvironmental and climatic reconstruction, spatial, statistical and Bayesian analyzes.
In this context, the aim of this Phd is to conduct an archaeozoological study of unpublished contemporary assemblages recently discovered at the Voskeblur, Haghartsin, and Karnut sites. These sites are ideal laboratories for observing KA subsistence patterns because they are located in different ecozones (between 500 and 1500 m elevation, continental vs. humid subtropical climate) of the Armenian plateau and belong to different cultural subgroups defined by ceramics. A comparative analysis of the dietary habits of these three sub-regions will enable us to measure the variations in animal husbandry systems practiced by the populations of KA. Ultimately, these results will also be related to those of other Kura Araxe sites in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan), Iran, and the Levant.
Contexte de travail
The PhD student will be registered at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and based in the Archéorient laboratory (Lyon). His/her doctoral research will contribute to the ANR PRC project HOMELAND - Between rise and fall in the South Caucasus:
Common and specific trajectories of EBA Kura-Araxes communities in Armenia (dir. Bérengère Perello), which is the source of the contract funding, as well as to the archaeological work of the Mission Archéologique Caucase of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She/he will be supervised by Jwana Chahoud (archaeozoologist, Université Lyon 2) and Bérengère Perello (archaeologist, CNRS, Archéorient).
Contraintes et risques
The PhD student will be asked to participate in field research in Armenia (8 weeks per year).