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PlaCE-ITN: Plasters and Ceramics Innovative Training Network

Training the next generation of archaeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre-modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean
The PlaCe network is a high-profile partnership dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of pre-modern ceramics and plasters. This Innovative Training Network aims at training Early-Stage Researchers to conduct state-of-the-art, science-based research on the technology, use, and provenance of the most abundant materials in archaeological sites. This is a 4 million Euros research project fully funded by Europe’s Horizon2020, the EU Research and Innovation funding programme, as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action running from 2021 to 2025 (Grant Agreement 956410).
The project employs 15 doctoral researchers across the consortium, offering a wide range of training courses for the analytical study of the first synthetic materials produced by humankind, i.e., plasters and ceramics. It focusses on the technology, know-how, raw materials and tools developed and employed for their production, in different regions of the eastern Mediterranean, in pre-modern societies from prehistory to the post-medieval period. 
Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship @ ITAM
Topic of doctoral research project: Characterisation of binders used for pre-modern plasters in the ever-changing urban environments
Starting date: September 1, 2021
PhD enrolment institution: Charles University
The individual post announcements will be circulated. For general information about the ESR post at ITAM, please contact Dr. Jan Válek, valek@itam.cas.cz.







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