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McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Apr 26, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Meg Tait (University of Cambridge) – Teaching accreditation, qualification and career development
Mongolian and Inner Asia Studies Unit Apr 26, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF,
Tinley Namgyal, (Independent Researcher, Tibet Autonomous Region) - The revival of a Milarepa shrine in Tibet: A first hand account
MAA Lunchtime Seminar Apr 25, 2017 from 01:10 PM to 02:00 PM Babington Seminar Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Site,
Jody Joy, (University of Cambridge) - MAA collections focus on: 'Reflections on the mirror from Great Chesterford'
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Apr 24, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Giles Tillotson, (Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, City Palace, Jaipur) - Recent developments at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, City Palace, Jaipur
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Apr 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Roo, Courtyard Building, Downing Street, CB2 3ER,
Richard Lesure, (UCLA) - Early modelled ceramic imagery of the Soconusco region (Mexico) and the origins of Mesoamerican art.
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Apr 05, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Paul Spoerry, (Regional Manager of Oxford Archaeology East and CAFG President) - Medieval Fenland Salterns: Recent investigations
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Apr 03, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Tony Kirby - Losing track: transport in Cambridgeshire, 1900-2016
Von Hügel Lecture 2017 Mar 28, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Mill Lane Lecture Theatre 3, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX,
Prof. Kavita Singh, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli) - Museums, Heritage, Culture: Into the Conflict Zone
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Mar 27, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kasia Gdaniec, (Senior Archaeologist, Historic Environment Team, Cambridgeshire County Council) - Sweating the small stuff: An informal discussion of decision making in Development Management archaeology
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 17, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
William Davies, (University of Southampton) - Resource use and management during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in western Eurasia
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
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Mar 16, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jacob Dahl, (University of Oxford) - The Odd and the Ordinary: Making canon out of Nothing or the peculiar history of a few Mesopotamian objects and a few odd comments about Sumerian literature
SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Celebration of ten years of Anthropology, Archaeology and Classics Projects Mar 16, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Celebration of ten years of Anthropology, Archaeology and Classics Projects: A series of short presentations showcasing many of the ERC-funded research projects closely connected with Cambridge in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology and Classics. The projects range across the full extent of human existence, both in time and space.
SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Re-animating the nameless dead? Encountering the people of medieval Cambridge Mar 15, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Old Divinity School, St John's College, All Saints Passage CB2 1TP ,
John Robb, (University of Cambridge) - Re-animating the nameless dead? Encountering the people of medieval Cambridge
BioAnth Seminar Series Mar 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Emma Pomeroy, (Liverpool John Moores University) - An ancient origin for contemporary chronic disease risk in South Asia?
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Mar 15, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Francesco Iacono, (University of Cambridge) - Cultural heritage of dictatorship and heritage of communism in Albania: possible discourses and the role of the state
Field Archaeologist in Residence_Second Lecture Mar 14, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
David Roberts, (Historic England) - Neolithic pits in Wiltshire; deposition and landscape practices beyond monuments
Later European Prehistory Group Lecture Series Mar 13, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jody Joy, (University of Cambridge) - Shedding new light on an old treasure: Re-examining the Iron Age hoards from Snettisham, Norfolk
Asian Archaeology Group Mar 13, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nicole Revel, (Centre Nationnal de la Recherche Scientifique, France) - How an Austronesian forest society perceives and masters terrestrial and celestial landscape: The Pala’wan Highlanders’ conception of time and space
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Andy Shuttleworth, (Durham University) - title TBC
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
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Mar 09, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Yiannis Papadatos, (University of Athens) - The manufacture of Early Cycladic figurines: experimental approaches and archaeological implications
Heritage Research Group Mar 09, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Paul Tourle, (PhD student, UCL) - Sonic Heritage: Preserving Sounds, Reducing Listening
Aegean Archaeology Group Mar 09, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Room G.21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Yannis Papadatos, (University of Athens) - From colonies to gateway communities and beyond: An overview of Cretan-Cycladic relations in the FN-EB II phases
Egyptian World Seminar Series Mar 08, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Laure Pantalacci, (Université Lumière Lyon 2) - Words and/or artefacts: Material culture in Balat at the end of the Third Millennium
BioAnth Seminar Series Mar 08, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Rachel Bynoe, (Natural History Museum, London) - Fishermen, fossils and flints: varied approaches to targeting and investigating submerged Palaeolithic archaeology in the North Sea
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Mar 07, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Uradyn Bulag, (University of Cambridge) - Visible and invisible ‘masters’ of ethnic regional autonomy in China
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Mar 07, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Dr Snežana Golubović and Dr Nemanja Mrđić with Prof Miomir Korać (Archaeological Institute, Belgrade) - Viminacium (Moesia Superior): The legionary fortress, city and cemeteries
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Mar 06, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Duncan Wright - Settlement,society and legacy: the early medieval rural communities of Eastern England
Later European Prehistory Group Lecture Series Mar 06, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Anja Krieger, (Stanford University) - Seascapes and seafaring: Shipwrecks in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Archaic Period

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Garrod Research Seminars

Apr 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Apr 28, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Apr 28, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Roo, Courtyard Building, Downing Street, CB2 3ER

African Archaeology Group

May 01, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

May 02, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Ancient Near East Seminar Series

May 02, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

May 04, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

May 05, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

May 05, 2017

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

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