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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).
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jan 20, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emuobo Orijemie, (University of Cambridge) - An unresting landscape: Tiv-land relationships from Prehistoric to Recent times in Nigeria
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jan 27, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tanja Hoffman, (Simon Fraser University) - Engineered feature used to enhance gardening at a 3,800 year old site on the Pacific Northwest Coast
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Feb 03, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ruth Pelling, (Historic England) - Unexpected Treasures: Archaeobotanical assemblages from Wiltshire museums collections
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Feb 10, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Natalia Przelomska, (University of Cambridge) - Is it time to flower? Genetic insights into the human-mediated dispersal of foxtail millet across Eurasia in prehistory
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Feb 17, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, (University of Sheffield) - The role of infant life histories in the construction of identities in death: An incremental isotope study of dietary and physiological status among children afforded differential burial
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Feb 24, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lara Gonzalez Carretero, (University College London) - 9,000 year-old food: The archaeobotanical analysis of cereal preparations from Neolithic Çatalhöyük
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Mar 03, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Eduardo Machicado, (University of Cambridge) - Assessing Pre-Columbian human impact in Amazonia: the geoarchaeology and micromorphology of human settlement in San Ignacio de Moxos (Eastern Bolivia)
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Mar 10, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Phillipa Ryan, (British Museum) - Cultivating Nile Islands: agriculture and land-use at New Kingdom Amara West (1300 -1070 BC) and ethnoarchaeological perspectives from present-day Ernetta Island
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Mar 17, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Luc Moreau, (University of Cambridge) - Renewed petrographical and geochemical studies of Early Upper Palaeolithic flint artefacts: Belgium and Romania as case study areas
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Apr 28, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sarah Mallet, (University of Oxford) - Diets in England between 700 B.C. and 1086 A.D.: An assessment of the isotopic date
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 05, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ulf Büntgen, (University of Cambridge) - Tree-ring research at the interface of archaeology, climatology and ecology
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 12, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nathan Wright, (University of Cambridge) - Ancient woodland and its management in Central Anatolia: An anthracological study of the Bronze and Iron Ages at Kaman-Kalehöyük, Turkey
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 19, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Andrew Clarke, (University of Cambridge) - Crops, archaeogenetics and gourd hats: What we're learning and where we're going
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 26, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Christine Lane, (University of Cambridge) - Correlation of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental sequences using volcanic ash layers
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jun 02, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Miriam Cubas, (University of York) - Early pottery in the Atlantic Coast of Europe: An approach from organic residue analysis
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jun 09, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tiago Hermenegildo, (University of Cambridge) - Field and forest: A stable isotope overview of resource use in ancient Amazonia

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Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk

May 22, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

Asian Archaeology Group

May 22, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

May 22, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

May 23, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar

May 23, 2017

Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

CDAL Workshop

May 23, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

May 24, 2017

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

BioAnth Seminar Series

May 24, 2017

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi

Egyptian World Seminar Series

May 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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