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Bio-Promised: Promoting Bioarchaeological Research in the Eastern Mediterranean

Bio-Promised aims at enhancing the bioarchaeological research activities and capabilities at the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of the Cyprus Institute through the recruitment of an early-stage researcher as lab assistant. Bio-Promised complements the initiatives of the H2020 Twinning Project ‘Promised – Promoting Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean’ (Grant agreement 811068), which, as a Support and Coordination Action, aims at building research and education capacity at STARC but does not provide funding for the implementation of research initiatives.

The laboratory assistant contributes to archaeobotanical work in the field and in the laboratory (flotation, residue sorting, plant macro-remains sorting, sample preparation for phytolith and starch extraction), as well as to human osteoarchaeological research (preparation of dental casts for microwear analysis). Most importantly, the new STARC member contributes to the development of digital open-access reference collections for archaeobotany and human osteoarchaeology, which forms an invaluable resource not just for STARC but for the broader region and beyond. In performing the above tasks, the lab assistant will gain valuable and diverse research experience in bioarchaeology, while working in an environment that has the formal commitment, demonstrable funding and publication track record, modern infrastructure and dedicated academic staff to become a leader in the field.

CyI Principal Investigator

Thilo Rehren
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Tel. +357 22208799


Additional Info

  • Acronym: BIO-PROMISED
  • Center: STARC
  • Funding Source: Research Promotion Foundation - COMPLEMENTARY/0916/0042
  • CyI Funding: € 27,503.15
  • Funding Period: 18 months
  • Starting Date: 2/9/18
  • End Date: 1/3/21
  • Coordinator: The Cyprus Institute

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