Four PhD Scholarships in Archaeological Science 2018

1 December 2017

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia is advertising four PhD scholarships in archaeological science to start in 2018. The projects include:

1. Archaeobotany of the Spread of Food Production in Eastern Africa (Supervisor Dr Alison Crowther)

2. The palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental record of Barrow Island, northwestern Australia (Supervisor Dr Tiina Manne)

3. Usewear and Residue analysis on the lithic assemblage from Madjedbebe, Australia (Supervisors Prof. Chris Clarkson and Dr Alison Crowther)

4. Re-evaluating forager-farmer plant use in Anatolia’s Neolithic transition through residue analysis on the Konya Plain (Turkey) (Supervisors Dr Alison Crowther & A/Prof Andrew Fairbairn)


1, 3 and 4 are archaeobotanical/residue projects and 2 is for microfauna analysis. Madjedbebe was recently published in Nature as the earliest known settlement in Australia (65-80ka). Project 2 is in association with the Max Planck Institute in Jena.


The scholarships are for 3 years, with an extension to 4 if conditions are met, and include a living allowance of c.$27,000 (indexed) per year plus access to research and travel funds. Domestic and international students are eligible to apply (see link below for details).


Note that the first round of applications closes on January 17th 2018 and interested applicants should contact the project supervisors as soon as possible to discuss their application. For further information and contact details please see: