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Cambridge Antiquarian Society Oct 03, 2016 06:00 PM Lecture Theatre LG17, Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site,
Matthew Champion, (University of East Anglia & Director of the Norfolk and the Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Surveys) - Medieval graffiti: The lost voices of England’s churches
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 07, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marc Vander Linden, (University College London) - Gimme some farmin': Neolithic agriculture and stock-breeding in the western Balkans
PalMeso Discussion Group Oct 07, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Craig Lee, (University of Colorado Boulder) - The Beringian Standstill hypothesis and variation in microblade/microlith hafts during the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene in Northwest North America
Asian Archaeology Group Oct 10, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tom Crowley, (Horniman Museum) - The weight of past collections: Ethics, audiences, and the Horniman Museum’s holdings from the North West Frontier and Tibet
McDonald Institute and Faculty of Classics Special Lecture Oct 10, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA ,
Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker, (University of Cincinnati) - Sometimes all that glitters is gold: The tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos
Americas Archaeology Group Oct 11, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Penny Dransart, (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) - Refractions: reflecting on colours and contrasts in Andean textiles
CDAL Workshop Oct 11, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Eleftheria Paliou (University of Cologne) - Computational archaeology and the science of human settlements
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 12, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Toby Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - Textiles, exchange media and the expansion of trade in the Near East: 5th to 3rd millennium BC.
Garrod Research Seminars Oct 13, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Tom Higham, (RLAHA, University of Oxford) - Neanderthals, Denisovans and modern humans: Unravelling the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic of Eurasia
Quarternary Discussion Group Oct 13, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane, CB2 1TL,
Kate Hendry, (University of Bristol) - Silicon cycling and opal production in the Atlantic: Lessons from the last deglaciation
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 14, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tamsin O’Connell, (University of Cambridge) - How do nitrogen isotopes tell us anything about diet? Thinking about metabolism
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Special Lecture Oct 17, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Taylor Hermes, (University of Kiel) - Substantial intensity of millet agriculture during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Kazakhstan is revealed in δ13C and δ18O time series of incrementally sampled livestock teeth
Later European Prehistory Group Oct 17, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović (Secretary General of Europa Nostra) - The Europa Nostra Research Award and 2018: The European Year of Cultural Heritage
Festival of Ideas Oct 18, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
The Heritage of Displacement: The Roots and Routes of Identity on the Move - a panel discussion with accompanying exhibition, (part of the Festival of Ideas), Full information at http://www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/events/foi
Heritage Research Group Panel Discussion Oct 18, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dacia Viejo Rose and panelists: The Heritage of Displacement: The Roots and Routes of Identity on the Move
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Oct 18, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Magnus Widell, (University of Liverpool) - New light on Ur III
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Workshop Oct 19, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sheila Kohring, (University of Cambridge) - "DON'T PANIC", take off the peril sensitive sunglasses and become a confident supervisor
Heritage Research Group Fair Oct 20, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
HRG Fair: A get-together for heritage professionals and heritage students and researchers within the area
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 21, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Piers Mitchell, (University of Cambridge) - Spread of ancient infectious diseases along the Silk Road
Asian Archaeology Group Oct 24, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Ningning Dong, (University of Cambridge) - Animal classification in prehistoric China: From the late Neolithic to the early Bronze Age
Heritage Research Group Oct 25, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Barbara Warnock, (Education and Outreach Manager, the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide) - Uses of Historical testimonies in a ‘heritage’ context – the Wiener Library and the November Pogrom (Kristallnacht) testimonies
CDAL Workshop Oct 25, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Elisabeth Gallagher, (University College London) - An agent-based model for subsistence strategies, mobility and population density
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Workshop Oct 26, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lauren Cadwallader, (University Library, University of Cambridge) - Beyond the impact factor: Assessing quality in 21st century scholarship, the different ways journals and articles can be assessed for their quality and impact
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Oct 26, 2016 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Enrique Jiménez, (Yale University) - 'Palm and Vine' - A new Babylonian disputation poem
Garrod Research Seminars Oct 27, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Tina Warinner, (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena & Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology, University of Oklahoma) - Diet, health, and our ancient microbial self
Quarternary Discussion Group Oct 27, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane, CB2 1TL,
Jenny Collier, (Imperial College London) - The separation of Britain from mainland Europe in the late Quaternary
The Pasts and Presence of Art in South Africa: Technologies, Ontologies and Agents from Oct 27, 2016 05:30 PM to Oct 29, 2016 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Global interest in South African art has concentrated on evidence of early human behaviour, as well as on the region’s rich rock art tradition. In the first case, the mere presence or absence of ‘art’ has been regarded as an important diagnostic of ‘modern’ forms of behaviour. In the second, rock ‘arts’ have been interpreted largely through a wealth of regionally derived ethnographies. However, contemporary South African art has long been explicitly political and engaged in projects of societal transformation.
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 28, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Mark Knight, (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) - Post-ex Must Farm: Context, interpretation & analysis (an introduction)
Later European Prehistory Group Oct 31, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Richard Bradley
Later European Prehistory Group Oct 31, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jon Finney, (Cambridgeshire County Council) - title tbc

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Current approaches and new directions in lithic analysis: defining, identifying and interpreting variability

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Cambridge Antiquarian Society

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George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Oct 07, 2016

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PalMeso Discussion Group

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Asian Archaeology Group

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McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Institute and Faculty of Classics Special Lecture

Oct 10, 2016

Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

Americas Archaeology Group

Oct 11, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

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McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

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