Student Researchship - Archaeological Sciences (fwd)

Patrick S Miller (psmiller@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:44:40 -0400

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Patrick S. M. Miller
Department of Anthropology
University @ Buffalo
380 MFAC, Ellicott Complex
Buffalo, New York 14260

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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 15:44:25 +0100
From: Conservation Sciences <>
Subject: Student Researchship - Archaeological Sciences

School of Conservation Sciences

Research Studentship in Archaeological Science

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for a recently
created postgraduate studentship in the field of archaeological science.

A bursary of 5000 (UKP) per annum, renewable annually for a maximum of three
years, is available. The successful applicant will carry out a research
programme of his/her choice, leading to the submission of a thesis for
examination for the award of an MPhil or PhD. Full-time postgraduate fees
will be payable by the student for each year of enrollment. Applications
will be judged through open competition: short-listed candidates may be
asked to make a short presentation on their proposals.

Any area of archaeo-scientific research supported by facilities in the
School would be considered, but work in the following areas would be
especially encouraged: physical or chemical analysis of ancient artefacts or
materials (especially ceramics, lithics, building materials, or metals); the
conservation of archaeological materials; the investigation of
archaeological soils and their constituents; or osteoarchaeology (human or

Facilities available within the School include: fourier transform infra-red
spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography (GC), atomic absorption spectrometry
(AAS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ion chromatography
(IC), scanning electron microscopy with associated energy dispersive x-ray
micro-analysis (SEM/EDAX), ultra-violet/visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS),
x-radiography, and thin-section facilities.

No forms are available for this post: applications should consist of a
letter outlining your interest in this opportunity, a full curriculum vitae,
and a brief outline (maximum two sides of A4 paper) of the research
programme you would like to undertake. This outline should state the aims,
objectives and background of the work, the methodology you propose using,
and a provisional work programme. The successful candidate will be expected
to begin their research programme in January 1997.

Further information about archaeology in the School of Conservation Sciences
can be found on the WWW at:

Applications should be sent to:

Professor Bryan Brown
Head of School,
School of Conservation Sciences,
Bournemouth University,
Dorset House,
Talbot Campus,
Fern barrow,
Dorset. BH12 5BB. United Kingdom

Complete applications to arrive no later than 5.00pm on 15th November 1996.