Dating Murujuga's Dreaming: Scientific analysis of landscapes and rock art

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2021
Title
Dating Murujuga's Dreaming: Scientific analysis of landscapes and rock art
Description
Seeking a highly motivated candidate with interdisciplinary interests in climate modelling and archaeology to conduct an innovative PhD, researching coastal morphodynamic and drift modelling within the Dampier Archipelago. The project will involve reconstructed/modelled wind, wave and tidal fields, to interpret Holocene Aboriginal occupation and rock art production across the archipelago.  The candidate will work within a  team in the Project's Climate, Hydrodynamic and Hydrological reconstruction Research Node.
Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend
Value
$30000
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement, Research Excellence
Eligibility
An excellent Honours degree in Climate modeling and/or archaeology and an interest in analysis of big data.  The project focuses on coastal morphodynamic and drift modelling of the archipelago using the reconstructed/modelled wind, wave and tidal fields, to interpret Aboriginal occupation of Murujuga  post-islandisation.  The candidate will work with multidisciplinary project researchers and be supervised by Project CIs Ian Goodwin and Mick O'Leary.  We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.
Nationality
Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, International
Study area
Archaeology
Commencement date
01/07/2021
Applications open
01/05/2021
Applications close
30/06/2021
Tenable At
UWA Only
Currently available
Yes
Application status
Open
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