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Praktikumsplatz im Projekt: "Threatened cultural landscapes and heritage. The Chenes region in Mexico as a test case for guidelines' development for safeguarding cultural heritage in Latin America" (August-September 2018)

 Call for Applications

for fieldwork stay (Praktikumsplatz

 

The project ‘Threatened cultural landscapes and heritage. The Chenes region in Mexico as a test case for guidelines' development for safeguarding cultural heritage in Latin America’, for August and September of 2018, is looking for a

 

fieldwork research assistant

 

 

The research project:

In the Maya region, there are more than 5,000 archaeological sites, of which the most representative examples are included in the list of World Heritage sites. In the Chenes region of Hopelchen, Mexico, there are several buildings that have been of interest to the international academic community since the 19th Century due to their aesthetic uniqueness and scientific importance. However, some of these unique samples of architecture are under threat by large scale industrial cultivation, triggered by transnationalism.

This project aims to develop a guideline for safeguarding Maya cultural heritage in areas

threatened by industrial cultivation. In particular, this project will 1) conduct a cadastral survey in the archaeological sites under threat at Hopelchen in the Chenes region, utilizing Global Positioning Systems and photogrammetry, in order to register their state of preservation and assess the degree of risk faced, 2) produce a map with the collected data, to document endangered areas of cultural scientific importance, and 3) undertake interpretive studies relating to the architecture of these sites in order to evaluate them and better grasp the meaning and value they have for both local and global society.

This project has a substantial social dimension in which local communities are actively involved in transversal decision making processes and community-based research.

 

The project is supervised by Dr. Manuel May Castillo (University of Bonn, Institut für Archäologie und Kulturanthropologie, Abt. Altamerikanistik)

 

Tasks:

*Surveying and documentation with the local team in Hopelchen (GPS data collection, drawing, systematic photography)

*Post-processing data in the house of the project (GIS analysis and digital map elaboration)

 

Requirements:

*Bachelor's degree in Ancient American Studies or Archaeology

*Experience on GPS survey

*GIS processing data experience desired

*Good knowledge of Spanish desired

*Great scientific and cultural interest

*High adaptability to tropical weather

*Basic Knowledge on Photogrametry

*Basic knowledge of a Mayan language desired

 

Period, costs, services:

August to mid of September 2018 (other dates are possible - if there is mutual interest - until 1 May 2019)

The student covers its own travel and expenses. The project offers accommodation in the house of the project.

Applications with a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae must be submitted by 31of May 2017 to: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]

(To apply for a DAAD stipendium please contact Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.], as soon as possible)

 

 



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