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SHARING The Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers from Sep 20, 2016 08:00 AM to Sep 21, 2016 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
An interdisciplinary conference bringing together archaeologists and anthropologists to engage in a discussion concerning the study of hunting and gathering societies in the past and in the present.
XRF Technology Workshop May 25, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 12:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
XRF Technology Workshop organised by Letizia Ceccarelli and Simon Stoddart
Matthew Spriggs Leverhulme Lecture May 23, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Matthew Spriggs, (Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017) - LEVERHULME LECTURE From prestige goods to prestige practices: Lapita long-distance interactions in the Western Pacific
Ancient Topography, Landscape Archaeology and Human Landscape Workshop from May 18, 2016 02:15 PM to May 19, 2016 03:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ancient Topography, Landscape Archaeology and Human Landscape: Workshop on the different perspectives in the study of the ancient (urban) space - organised by Dunia Fillipi (University of Cambridge)
3D Digital Technologies and Archaeology Workshop from May 17, 2016 01:55 PM to May 18, 2016 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
3D Digital Technologies and Archaeology Workshop organised by Simon Stoddart and Nikolaos Arvanitis
Matthew Spriggs Leverhulme Lecture May 16, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Matthew Spriggs, (Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017) - LEVERHULME LECTURE The hidden history of a third of the world: The collective biography of archaeology in the Pacific (CBAP) Project
The Second Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond May 05, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Room 1 ,
The Second Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond: Stephen Houston (Brown University) - Founder's Effects: Maya Dynasty and Kingship in the Temple of the Night Sun
Second Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015 May 04, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Second Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015: Stephen Houston, (Brown University) - Sounding off: Murmurs, quotes, cries and cackles in Maya Glyphs
Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series Apr 25, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM The Old Library, Pembroke College,
Mark Aldenderfer, (University of California, Merced) - Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series - Himalayan Migrations: past and present
Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series Apr 18, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM The Old Library, Pembroke College,
Mark Aldenderfer, (University of California, Merced) - Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series: Mountain People and Climate Change
The Final Event of the 3D-Pitoti EC-funded project from Jan 18, 2016 10:00 AM to Jan 19, 2016 01:00 PM Downing College & McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,
The Final Event of the 3D-Pitoti EC-funded project
Art and Brain: How Imagery Makes Us Human Conference from Dec 07, 2015 09:00 AM to Dec 08, 2015 02:00 PM
An interdisciplinary discussion between archaeologists, neurophysiologists and artists to develop current understandings and interpretations of non-verbal communication in prehistory.
McDonald Annual Lecture 2015 Nov 18, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Large Lecture Theatre, Plant Sciences, Downing Site, CB2 3EA,
Norman Yoffee (University of Michigan, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University) - Counternarratives of Early States in Mesopotamia (and Elsewhere)
Later European Prehistory Group Nov 09, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Oliver Nakoinz, (Christian-Albrechts Universität) - Facets of interaction in Iron Age
First Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology Nov 04, 2015 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Peterhouse Lecture Theatre,
First Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in Honour of Prof. Norman Hammond. Prof. Peter Addyman, (Founding Director, York Archaeological Trust) - Creating Heritage: Vikings, Jorvik and public interest archaeology
Field Archaeologist in Residence Special Lecture Oct 29, 2015 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Craig Cessford, (Field Archaeologist in Residence, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) - Dissonant duets: the use and deposition of Cambridge collegiate crockery
First Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015 Oct 27, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Tim Pauketat, (University of Illinois) - Being and Nothingness in pre-Columbian North America
Festival of Ideas Oct 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A brief tour of European research
Festival of Ideas Oct 24, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM 34A&B Storey's Way, CB3 0DT,
Prehistory Day 2015
Plant to Cloth Workshop Mar 25, 2015 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Plant to Cloth: latest in archaeological plant fibre research
McDonald Annual Lecture 2014 Nov 19, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Room 3,
Graeme Barker, (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research , University of Cambridge) - The Archaeology of Climate/People Interactions: Science or Story-Telling?
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Talk Apr 23, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
AGM followed by Dr Paul Spoerry (CAFG President) - Finding, and Not Finding, Medieval Huntingdon!
Archaeolink Talk Feb 17, 2014 from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Patricia Duff (University of Cambridge) - Achieving Impact
Crassh Field Notes: Histories of Archaeology & Anthropology Jan 20, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor,
Dr Richard Staley (University of Cambridge) - Physics, Anthropology and the Cultural History of Mechanics, 1870–1930
McDonald Annual Lecture 2013 Nov 13, 2013 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Room 3,
Christine A. Hastorf (University of California-Berkeley) - Houses, Food, and Distributed People in the Later Prehistory of the Central Andes (AD 1000–1500)

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

Sep 29, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Oct 07, 2016

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

Oct 11, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Oct 12, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminars

Oct 13, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Oct 14, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Special Lecture

Oct 17, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research