Celebrating the award of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship

John Charles Willman, a postdoctoral researcher at the  Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES), is now a Marie-Curie researcher.

John Charles Willman (Photo credit: Oguz Alyanak)

The “IDENTITIES” Project  investigates “human dental wear related to the habitual use of “teeth-as-tools” among individuals spanning the Early to Mid-Holocene in Iberia – a period that encapsulates complex sociocultural, economic, and technological reorganization as hunting and gathering lifestyles are eclipsed by a greater dependence on domesticated plants and animal husbandry. The project addresses how aspects of non-masticatory dental wear co-vary with proxies for sex, age-at-death, occupation, or status of individuals across the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition and through the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age. This research provides cross-validation for a wide range of methods currently used to study dental wear, and we are developing novel approaches as well. The integrative approach can assess the relative usefulness and/or inadequacies of different methodologies for documenting patterns of non-masticatory tooth-use.”

This fellowship is supervised by Professor Ana Maria Silva and involves other investigators from CIAS such as Vítor Matos, Cláudia Cunha, and Luís Miguel Marado. Congratulations to all!!

Celebrating the award of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship
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