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BEAN – Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic: Demography, Migration, and Lifestyle at the Advent of Civilization

Objective

One of the most interesting questions in prehistory is that of the origins of European peoples following the introduction of settled farming life to the continent some 8,000 years ago. The interdisciplinary BEAN network will address this by combining teaching and research in three different fields: i) Anthropology and genetics, ii) computer simulation and modelling, and iii) prehistoric archaeology. Particularly, it will provide state of the art training in palaeo-genomics, mathematical modelling of prehistoric culture change and statistical demographic inference methods. The network includes one industrial and seven academic participants and five associates and will incorporate an integrated educational system that combines intensive specialized training in each subject and rotation of early stage and advanced researchers. This research has wider impact, for example within the multibillion-euro cultural heritage industry, and BEAN will include internships at three private sector partners; a biotech company, a tourist company and a publisher, as well as the German national statistics office. Thus, participants will engage with cutting edge scientific methods, will combine diverse disciplines and schools of thought and will be guaranteed contact with private companies and state organisations for further career development. Additionally, there will be a special focus on translational skills, particularly media relations and scientific writing, both of which will feed into the final “BEAN-book”, which will be co-authored by ESRs, ERs and PIs, and published by Springer.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 686 877,26
Administrative Contact
Nicole Birkle (Ms.)

Participants (7)

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 196 488,46
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Necmi Karul (Dr.)
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU - Filozofski fakultet
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 179 596,87
Address
Cika Ljubina 18-20
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofija Stefanovic (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 250 006,74
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mathias Currat (Dr.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 705 874,95
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 257 584,68
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
Eurofins Genomics Europe Sequencing GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Jakob Stadler Platz 7
78467 Konstanz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janet Kenklies (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 259 321,58
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Charron Franck (Mr.)