IPHES (www.iphes.cat) is looking for applicants who would like to apply for a IF-European Call to study lithic Pleistocene technologies through the analyses of the gestures in knapping. The goal is to characterize the biomechanics of lithic technology, and the gestural differences among the Oldowan, Acheulean and Mousterian technologies. The study must include experimental protocols and approaches, as well as the use of software programmes devoted to analyse gesture changes and gesture sequences.
The candidate must be familiar with knapping and Pleistocene technologies, for which he/she must have invested at least four years of his/her training in studying Pleistocene archaeological collections. Also, IPHES count with Lower, Middle and Upper Pleistocene lithic assemblages that may be used by the applicant to check and control his/her experimental protocols and analyses.
Researchers interested in applying should send their CV before February 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in the subject: MSCA Call+”your name”.
For specific requirements, see attached document Mosquera-IF-European-2014