COST Action CA22155 – Network for forest by-products charcoal, resin, tar, potash

VM Grant for WG 3

Building a GIS as a base for EU-PoTaRCh-sites in Europe

The GIS will eventually include geographical information on archaeological sites and place names related to PoTaRCh production. The GIS will eventually enable the working group and the action to identify gaps of research, european patterns of PoTaRCh production as well as form the basis for state-of-the-art papers on distribution and chronologiy of PoTaRCh sites.

Expected activities

  • Development of a technical solution of a GIS, in collaboration with the management and members of WG 3, 1, and 4.
  • Development of a data collection protocol: published geographical and chronological information on records of archaeological sites.
  • Communication with members of WG 3, but also other WG-members, to tackle subject and technical problems.
  • The activities are intended to be carried out entirely on an online, remote basis.


  • Keen interest in PoTaRCh, CA22155 membership welcomed.
  • MS-Excel, MS-Access, and GIS skills, experience with extracting information from published papers desirable.
  • Proficiency in academic English.

Relation of VM grant to MoU objectives and deliverables: Task T3.1 „Compile existing knowledge in databases“

Technical information:

  • Grant duration: May to September 2024
  • Maximum support to be requested: 1500 €

Deadline of the application: 31st of May

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