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George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars

The George Pitt-Rivers Seminars are generally given by researchers based in or around the University of Cambridge. They are primarily aimed at researchers working in the archaeobotany, genetics and isotope laboratories in the McDonald Institute but cover a wide range of topics.
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
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
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
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)
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 04, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Cemre Ustunkaya, (University of Cambridge) - Integrating stable isotope analysis and archaeobotany: Investigating the contribution of climate change to the collapse of the Hittite Empire during the Late Bronze Age period
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 11, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Miljana Radivojevic, (University of Cambridge) - Innovation on the crossroads: Bronze Age metallurgy in Semirechye, Kazakhstan
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 18, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Maanasa Raghavan, (University of Cambridge) - Genomic perspectives on the early peopling of the Americas
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 18, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Maanasa Raghavan, (University of Cambridge) - Genomic perspectives on the early peopling of of the Americas
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 25, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
David Friesem, (University of Cambridge) - Tropical forest foragers and the formation of a (micro)archaeological evidence
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Dec 02, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Argyro Nafplioti, (University of Cambridge) - Residential mobility in the Aegean: Isotope geochemistry research
GPR Christmas Party Dec 09, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
This year's theme 'Your Favourite Artefact': come dressed as or adorned by your favourite artefact(s)! Please bring a plate of festive finger food to share and it's BYOB (bring your own beverages).

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Upcoming events

BioAnth Seminar Series

Dec 07, 2016

LCHES, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Cambridge Archaeology Field Group

Dec 07, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

GPR Christmas Party

Dec 09, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Para-colonial legacies: German & British imaginaries of ancient Aegean landscapes

Dec 16, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Cambridge Antiquarian Society

Jan 09, 2017

Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site

Americas Archaeology Group

Jan 17, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Jan 17, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Jan 18, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminars

Jan 19, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

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