Three funded PhD studentships on the EUROFARM project

erc logoWe have just advertised three ERC-funded PhD studentships on the EUROFARM project, dealing with archaeobotany, landscape use (geoarchaeology), and lithic analysis respectively. Based at UCL Institute of Archaeology, London, the PhDs will work alongside the project PI and the zooarchaeology specialist over the next three years, and will be involved in fieldwork and museum research in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia. The deadline for applications is April 8th 2013.

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Upcoming fieldwork in Bosnia & Herzegovina makes local news

kocicevo#tp2#spit8#2Final preparations are under way for our first official EUROFARM field season, working with Mrs. Ivana Pandžić and the Museum of the Republika Srpska (Banja Luka) at the site of Kočićevo in northern Bosnia & Herzegovina. With work due to start in a couple of weeks, Ivana gave this interview to Banja Luka daily Glas Srpske.

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David Orton joins the project


Zooarchaeologist Dr. David Orton joined the EUROFARM project this month. Over the next four years he will be studying the animal remains from our new excavations and from museum collections around the region, to understand the early development of animal husbandry. Read more of this post

Cooperation agreement

Eurofarm launch Banja Luka Nov 5th 2012

Eurofarm members and collaborators

On Nov. 5th 2012, Dr. Marc Vander Linden signed in Banja Luka a research agreement between the ERC-funded EUROFARM project and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republika Srpska, represented by Dr. Anton Kasipovic, Minister of Education and Culture. Read more of this post


EUROFARM is a five-year project directed by Dr. Marc Vander Linden, launched in October 2012. Eurofarm is funded by the European Research Council, and hosted by the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

This project will investigate the transmission of farming practices and associated technological innovations (landscape use, pottery, lithics) in the western Balkans during the 6th and the 5th millennium cal. BC through a combination of new data collection (excavations in Bosnia&Herzegovina and Montenegro, surveys in Croatia and Bosnia&Herzegovina, access to museum collections), analysis and agent-based modelling. The chosen research area provides a unique opportunity to observe the creation and early dispersal of the two cultural streams – inland and maritime – responsible for the introduction of farming across much of Europe. Read more of this post