We are pleased to announce a new National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) opportunity, sponsored by NSF, the University of South Alabama and Quinnipiac University – The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems.

Students accepted into the 8-week program will learn to conduct hands-on research with archaeological human skeletal remains from Bronze Age Arabia, receive mentorship from guest scientists, and engage in public outreach. Student travel (up to $450), housing, and field trip fees will be covered by the NSF, in addition to a $500/week stipend. Eight Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. According to NSF eligibility requirements, students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems project will focus on two large Bronze Age skeletal collections from the Umm an-Nar period (2700-2000 BCE) of the United Arab Emirates. An analysis of these skeletons presents an opportunity to examine the socioeconomic, political, and environmental circumstances in which populations in southeastern Arabia resisted stratification, adapted to environmental change, and negotiated their own identities. For more information about the project and field school check out our website (https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/syansw/anthropology/reu/research.html)

Website and Online Application: http://goo.gl/kgCi1B Application Deadline: March 23, 2019 Field School Dates: May 22 – July 15, 2019 Field School Location: University of South Alabama, located in Mobile, AL Contact Information: Dr. Lesley Gregoricka ([email protected]) and Dr. Jaime Ullinger ([email protected])

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