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Past Events

Cambridge Antiquarian Society Dec 05, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Chris Garibaldi - Treasures of the Turf: Palace House Newmarket, its history and role in the history of horseracing
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Dec 02, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Jennifer Scarce, (University of Dundee) - Qajar nostalgia for Sassanians
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
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
Heritage Research Group Dec 01, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, (University of Cambridge) - The rebranding of memorials. The case of the Isted Lion
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Dec 01, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Postdoc Forum - more information to follow
Egyptian World Seminar Series Nov 30, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rune Nyord, (Christ’s College) - Myth and Magic: Towards an understanding of ritual efficacy in ancient Egypt
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 30, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Antrhopology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Robert A. Barton, (Durham University) - Brains growing on the tree of life: A phylogenetic approach to brain structure & function
Field Archaeologist in Residence Lecture 2016 Nov 30, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM
David Roberts, (Historic England) - New discoveries in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Nov 29, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Christoph Dalley, (University of Oxford) - Fifty years a spouse: A sideways look at Assyriology
Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar (CLANS) Nov 29, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM B16, Law Faculty, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DZ,
Lucy Parker, (University of Oxford) - Sanctity and society in sixth-century Antioch: The cult of Symeon Stylites the Younger
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Nov 29, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Joseph Long, (University of Aberdeen) - Masters, grandmothers, indigenes and incomers: Mediating migration and belonging through western Buryat ritual practice
Human Evolutionary Studies Discussion Group Nov 29, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM LCHES Seminar Room, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Ashley Moffett, (Pathology) and Francesco Colucci, (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) - Medicine: Infection and reproductive success
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Nov 28, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nick Gilmour, (Oxford Archaeology East) to lead a Roundtable Discussion on 'The Implication of the Rapidly Changing Planning Techniques within Archaeology.' Covering the initial reasons for change; cost, speed or data and the implications of these changes regarding archiving, training and the flexibility of use.
Centre of African Studies Seminar Group Nov 28, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room S1,Alison Richard Building, Sidgewick Site,
Paul Lane, (Uppsala University, Sweden) - Livelihood strategies and signatures of vulnerability and resilience in eastern African landscapes
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Nov 28, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Time, place, and landscape
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
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
Quarternary Discussion Group Nov 24, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane, CB2 1TL,
Mick Frogley and Alex Chepstow-Lusty, (University of Sussex) - From Cambridge to Cuzco and back again: 4000 years of environmental history from the heart of the Inca Empire
Garrod Research Seminars Nov 24, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Carl Heron, (British Museum) - A history of archaeological science in 100 book covers
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 24, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Text and society: Writing practices and the extent of literacy
McDonald Annual Lecture 2016 Nov 23, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Theatre 1, Mill Lane, Camvridge, CB2 1RX,
Eske Willerslev, (University of Cambridge and University of Copenhagen) - Human migration and mega faunal extinctions
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 23, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Robb et al. (University of Cambridge) - After the plague: Health and history in medieval Cambridge
Human Evolutionary Studies Discussion Group Nov 23, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM LCHES Seminar Room, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Toomas Kivisild, (Archaeology) and Eske Willeslev (Zoology) - Genetics: SNPs vs genomes,
CDAL Workshop Nov 22, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alessio Palmisano, (University College London) - Confronting scales of interaction, conflict and settlement hierarchy in state-level societies: Upper Mesopotamia and Central Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age
Material Culture Laboratory Nov 22, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Nicholas Thomas, (Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge) - 'Pacific Presences: Activating collections in European museums
Heritage Research Group Nov 22, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Margaret Comer (University of Cambridge): Forgetting and Remembering Repression: Shifting Heritages of Stalinist Terror.
Later European Prehistory Group Nov 21, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Timmy Gambin, (University of Malta) - Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Nov 21, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Strahil Panayotov, (Free University of Berlin) - Mesopotamian eye disease texts
Centre of African Studies Seminar Group Nov 21, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room S1,Alison Richard Building, Sidgewick Site,
John Giblin (British Museum) - War, displacement, and heritage: A post-conflict material culture in northern Uganda

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BioAnth Seminar Series

Dec 07, 2016

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Cambridge Archaeology Field Group

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Americas Archaeology Group

Jan 17, 2017

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