Trine Kellberg Nielsen - New postdoc at CAS
Trine Kellberg Nielsen will be working on a one-year postdoc at the Centre for Biocultural History.
I finished my Ph.D. at Aarhus University (Prehistoric Archaeology) in 2016 and from September 2016, I will be working on a one-year postdoc at the Centre for Biocultural History, funded by a Pilot Centre Grant from AU IDEAS. The topic of my Ph.D. dissertation was the northern distribution of Neanderthals, something which also overlaps with the focus of my postdoc.
The project investigates to what extent the absence of Neanderthals in southern Scandinavia signifies past distributional behaviour or is the result of research bias, failed investigations strategies and/or lack of exposure of relevant deposits. This was primarily approached from a theoretical perspective in my Ph.D., whereas my postdoc will give me the opportunity to test some of the hypotheses proposed in my dissertation, for example, through fieldwork and setting up of citizen science initiatives.
I have a background in Anthropology at Aarhus University and I did my masters in Human Origins at Leiden University in the Netherlands. I am a running member of the European Association of Human Evolution.