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Festival of Ideas

Exploring what makes Humans tick, in prehistory and today. Succession of short talks (less than 10min each) about specific research topics developed by the Marie Skolodowska-Curie Researchers in Cambridge, followed by a hands on session.
When Oct 30, 2016
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street
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Attendees All welcome
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10.30 AM to 11.30 AM - SUCCESSION OF SHORT TALKS

David Friesem - Micro-Archaeology: investigating human past beyond the visible range

Alexandra Ion - Broken bodies: addressing the dynamics of life and identity in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area

Luc Moreau – What do prehistoric flint tools tell us that we didn´t know already?
Alice Leplongeon – Can we trace human dispersals in, out of and back to Africa with the study of stone tools?

Saman Heydari-Guran – Tracking the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in the
Zagros Mountains

Marcin Smietana – Reproductive travel to the brave new world? Transnational surrogacy between Europe and the US

Argyro Nafplioti – Tracing past population mobility and migration using evidence from the bones

Francesco Iacono - Bunkers, pyramids & people: the heritage of the communist period in Albania

Marjolein Bosch - Shells, beads, and ornaments, what did they mean for people from the past?

Vanessa Forte - Tracing european Copper age social dynamics through pottery
technology and use

11.30 AM – 1PM – HANDS-ON!
Come and try making shell beads and pottery. Reconstruct how stone tools are
made, and use a microscope to differentiate different types of rocks!

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