Shira Gur-Arieh Awarded a Marie-Curie Post-doctoral Fellowship!

Congratulations to Shira!!! She received a Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellowship for her research 'Dung as Construction Material during the Emergence of Animal Domestication: A Multi-Proxy Approach".  Her research (MapDung) will explore the possible early use of dung for construction as a proxy for understanding human-animal-environment relations during the Neolithic in the Near East. As part of this, Shira is developing new multi-proxy methodologies for improved identification of dung and studying the post depositional processes that affect archaeological dung used for construction in order to gain wide regional understanding of the utilization of animal secondary products and the socio-cultural aspects related to its use.