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PalMeso Seminar Series

The PalMeso Seminar Series for all things Palaeolithic–Mesolithic attracts guest speakers from all around Britain, as well as providing a forum for Cambridge MPhil and PhD students to present the results of their own research in a relaxed atmosphere.
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
PalMeso Discussion Group Oct 14, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Marjolein Bosch, (University of Cambridge) - Modern human dispersal into Europe and how Ksar Akil (Lebanon) can contribute
PalMeso Discussion Group Oct 21, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rachel Reckin, (University of Cambridge) - Making sense of mountains: High altitude archaeology in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Montana and Wyoming
PalMeso Seminar Series Oct 28, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Marco Peresani, (University of Ferrara) - Exploring the Middle - Upper Paleolithic transition in Mediterranean Europe: The view from the North of Italy
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 04, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lucie Bolton, (University of Southampton) - Simple prepared cores: Exploring the origins of Levallois through variation in Lower Palaeolithic core working techniques
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 11, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ann Van Baelen, (University of Cambridge) - Middle Palaeolithic occupation of the Lower Meuse Basin (Belgium/The Netherlands): New (geo)archaeological and dating evidence
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 18, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Clive Bonsall, (University of Edinburgh) - Playing with pXRF: New developments in geochemical provenancing of archaeological obsidian
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 25, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Manuel Will, (University of Cambridge) - What happened after the Howiesons Poort? Developing the Middle Stone Age archaeology of MIS3 in southern Africa
PalMeso Seminar Series Dec 02, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Lucy Farr, (University of Cambridge) - The Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition: Geoarchaeological perspectives

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Upcoming events

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

African Archaeology Group

Jan 30, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Jan 31, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Feb 01, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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