‘Fragmented Heritage’ From the kilometre to the nanometre
Automated 3D Technology to Revolutionise Landscape, Site and Artefact Analyses
About the Project
‘Fragmented Heritage’ is one of three ‘Theme large grants’ funded by the Digital Transformations initiative by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It will introduce new technology to dramatically improve the scale and quality of the analysis of fragmentary materials. A primary aim is to develop, test, and implement rapid digital imaging and scanning technology for the computed refitting of material. It is focused on lithic and faunal material from early prehistoric sites but will be applicable to other material and have a secondary focus on wider applications (e.g. Home Office live time forensics agenda).
The project will also produce high resolution wide area aerial imaging, delivered online, as a resource for citizen science research so the public can contribute to the research. Field research is in East Africa, Spain, and Jordan.
The project is primarily based at the University of Bradford but is co-investigating with the British Museum, Turkana Basin Institute, University of California Berkeley, and Universitat Rovira I Virgili with project partners at the Citizen Science Alliance, National Physical Laboratory, Home Office, Historic Scotland, and the Science Museum Group.
The project is seeking two research assistants to work on key areas within the project scope. The first is focused on microwear analysis while the second is focused on refitting analysis. Applicants will have these essential skills but will also have a wide ranging skill set suitable for working on this large inter-disciplinary project.
Research Assistant: ref RLS1318: (£27,854 to £30,424, 24-36 m/c flex FT or PT) CD:18/12/13
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant: ref RLS124 (£32,267 to £36,298, FT 36 m/c) CD:18/12/13
The project is seeking two PhD students to carry out projects related to the Fragmented Heritage project theme. These projects are in the areas of 1) wear and tool mark analysis and on developing new methods, and 2) on understanding post-depositional processes and means by which to identify and quantify artefact movement. £13,726 annual + fees are paid as per AHRC.
Wear and mark analysis: CD: 23/12/13
Post-Depositional movement analysis; CD: 23/12/13
More information on the project can be found at www.fragmentedheritage.com or you can contact Dr Adrian Evans, email: email@example.com telephone: 01274 235729