Dr Alison Carter of the University of Oregon is looking for PhD students for her Pteah Project in Cambodia. If you are interested in doing a PhD specialising in paleobotany or zooarchaeology, this might be an opportunity worth looking into.
I am currently looking to admit a PhD student with an interest in either paleobotanical studies or faunal analysis. The admitted student would receive support from my NSF grant for 2 years of their graduate study, with additional support through the Anthropology Department (primarily through GE positions – see more details here).
The admitted student would examine either plant or faunal remains from my ongoing Pteah Project excavations at the site of Baset, Cambodia. The student’s PhD research would focus on investigating how incorporation into the Angkor empire impacted the local environment and subsistence practices of the inhabitants of Baset village. Our trenches have deep stratigraphy, dating from approx. the 4th century CE through the 13/14th centuries CE, allowing for the investigation of long-term change.
Interested students should feel free to reach out to me (email@example.com) to discuss further.
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon admits a small number of graduate students each year therefore the most competitive applicants will have:
- Carefully researched the Anthropology Department webpage to learn about our program and potential graduate committee members
- Reached out to their potential advisor(s) to discuss their interest in the program in advance
- Indicators of prior academic success
- Archaeological experience in both the field and/or lab
- Experience and/or interest in Southeast Asia