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It can take more than 1000 years to form a centimeter of topsoil.

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Postdoc - Petrographic analysis in archaeology in Calgary

The University of Calgary offers the position of a postdoc fellowship in Petrographic analysis in archaeology (lithics and soil micromorphology).


Issues of provenance, characterization, and taphonomy.
Novel applications to residue analysis and use-wear welcome


  • A PhD and expertise in one or more of these areas: 1) Geo-archaeology, 2) Paleosols, 3) Use-wear analysis
  • research proposed in the Postdoctoral Fellowship application must be distinct from, or add to the application’s doctoral thesis
  • not hold a tenure or tenure-track faculty position
  • not have already received a postdoctoral award from SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR
  • be motivated and organized self-starter, who can work with minimum supervision in a laboratory environment
  • be able to supervise and educate less-experienced co-workers and work effectively in a team
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Please download the full job description for more information:


Postdoctoral Fellowship - Calgary

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Petrographic analysis in archaeology: lithics, and soil micromorphology