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Egyptian World Seminar Series May 24, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Cary Martin, University College London - State Archives in Late Period Egypt: Two Collections of Administrative Texts from the Late Sixth and Fifth Centuries BCE
BioAnth Seminar Series May 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Sarah Myers, (University of Kent) - Evolutionary perspectives on maternal investment - from conception (or not) onward
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 24, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series,
Roha Khalaf, (Independent scholar, Canada) - The World Heritage of destruction and reconstruction: towards new guidance
CDAL Workshop May 23, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tom Currie, (University of Exeter) - The cultural evolution of human social complexity: New models and new datasets for investigating a major feature of human history
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar May 23, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Ian Haynes, (Newcastle University) - Rethinking ritual and religion on the Imperial Frontier: The Roman Temples Project, Maryport
Heritage Research Group May 23, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Laura McAtackney, (Aarhus University) - Working towards a heritage of institutionalized women in independent Ireland: The Kilmainham Gaol Project
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem May 22, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Michael Bamforth, (University of York) - The wonderful world of waterlogged wood: A field archaeologist guide
Asian Archaeology Group May 22, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Daniela De Simone, (British Museum) - Mauryan Pāṭaliputra: A Re-assessment of the Archaeological Evidence
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk May 22, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Short talk by lab members on current work followed by discussion and comments.
PalMeso Seminar Series May 19, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Andy Shaw, (University of Southampton) - Repeopling La Manche: New perspectives on Neanderthals from La Cotte de St Brelade
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
MAKING CITIES: Economies of production and urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000-500 BCE International symposium from May 18, 2017 09:00 AM to May 19, 2017 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
This two-day symposium will focus on the economies of production at specific sites or regions of Greece, Italy and Spain during the period of urbanisation in order to place textile production in a wider economic context.
BioAnth Seminar Series May 17, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Jacob Dunn, (Anglia Ruskin University) - Bawls, balls and brains: Primate vocal communication and the evolution of speech
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 17, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Kathryn Howley (University of Cambridge) – The Materiality of Shabtis: the continuing appeal of Egyptian funerary figurines
Heritage Research Group May 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
CANCELLED: Joanna Michlic, (UCL) - The recovery of a difficult past: The case of Brama Grodzka in Lublin. (MPhil Seminar – EXTRA)
CDAL Workshop May 16, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Andrew Bevan, (University College London) - Archaeology, Human History and the Data Deluge
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 16, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Anastasia Piliavsky (Girton College, Cambridge) - The perils of stray men, or why everybody needs a master (in India, for example)
Americas Archaeology Group May 16, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stella Nair, (University of California Los Angeles) - Spaniards, scholars, and the imagined spaces of Inca architecture
African Archaeology Group May 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Joanne Clarke, (University of East Anglia) - The Western Sahara (Title tbc)
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group May 15, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group. Easter theme: Alternatives to Hierarchy. Open discussion
The Ancient India and Iran Trust May 12, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Sâqib Bâburi, (British Library) - The Windsor Padshahnamah: A royal copy of Shah Jahan’s Chronicle
PalMeso Seminar Series May 12, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sydney) - The postglacial transition to textile clothing and agriculture
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
Garrod Research Seminars May 11, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Charlotte Roberts, (Durham University) - Everything you might want to know about leprosy, past and present: Dispelling some myths
Aegean Archaeology Group May 11, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Discussion: Aegean Archaeology in the Media
Egyptian World Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Roland Enmarch, (University of Liverpool) - Writing Truth in the Mansion of Gold: A proud but long-suffering servant of the Hare nome nomarchs at Hatnub
BioAnth Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sidney) - Aboriginal body shape and clothing, and the Tasmanian problem(s)
BioAnth Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sydney) - Aboriginal body shape and clothing, and the Tasmanian problem(s)
Special Lecture May 10, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Special Lecture: Daria Ložnjak Dizdar, Siniša Radović and Petra Rajić Šikanjic- Between the world of the living and the world of the dead: A view from the Late Bronze Age graves in the southern Carpathian Basin
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 10, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Chris Clarkson (University of Queensland) – Results of new excavations at Australia's oldest site of Madjedbebe (Malakunanja II), in northern Australia

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Upcoming events

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

May 26, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

PalMeso Seminar Series

May 26, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

May 26, 2017

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk

May 29, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

May 30, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

CDAL Workshop

May 30, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

May 31, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Leverhulme Lecture

May 31, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

Jun 01, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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