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Later European Prehistory Group Special Lecture Feb 22, 2017 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Philipp Stockhammer, (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich) - Genetic history vs. cultural history? Writing the history of the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in a Bavarian river valley
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Feb 21, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sara Pizzimenti, (La Sapienza University, Rome) - Stars and Heaven Perception in the Near East: Astral Representations in the II Millennium BC Cylinder Seals and Monumental Art
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Feb 21, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Loretta Kim, (University of Hong Kong) - Imagining Maps in Words: A Comparative Analysis of Two Late Nineteenth Century Geographies of the Amur River Region
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Feb 21, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge) - Beyond the grid? Rethinking the impact of the ancient city
Heritage Research Group Feb 21, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
David Wayne Robinson, (University of Central Lancashire ) - Simulating Heritage: 3D technologies and the translation of archaeological discovery in the American Far West
Later European Prehistory Group Lecture Series Feb 20, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Benson Hall, Magdalele College, CB3 0AG,
Paul Halstead, (University of Sheffield) - Ancient mediterranean farming by analogy: The lessons, limitations and ethics of ethnoarchaeology and archaeological ethnography
African Archaeology Group Feb 20, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Philippa Ryan, (British Museum) - Modern and ancient agricultural practices in Nubia, ethnographic and archaeobotanical perspectives into changing crop choices and foodways
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Feb 20, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Alexandra Ion and Kevin Kay, (University of Cambridge) - Object itineraries
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 17, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Liisa Loog, (University of Cambridge) - Estimating mobility using sparse data: application to human genetic variation
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Feb 17, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, (University of Sheffield) - The role of infant life histories in the construction of identities in death: An incremental isotope study of dietary and physiological status among children afforded differential burial
Garrod Research Seminars Feb 16, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Thilo Rehren, (University College London & the HBKU College of Humanities and Social Sciences) - Trading and tracing Late Bronze Age glass in the Eastern Mediterranean
Aegean Archaeology Group Feb 16, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Tamara Saggini, (University of Geneva) - Eretria at the Turn of the Archaic and Classical Periods: Evidence from a new ‘Perserschutt’ Pit'
Egyptian World Seminar Series Feb 15, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kathryn Howley, (University of Cambridge) - Foreign exchange: The currency of Egyptian objects in the Nubian royal cemetery of Nuri
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
James Cole, (University of Brighton) - Recent investigations into the Stone Age site of Isimila, Tanzania
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 15, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Vanessa Forte, (University of Cambridge) - Tracing ancient identities through technological choices and technical behaviours: A case study from the Copper Age pottery production of Central Italy
CDAL Workshop Feb 14, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ezra Zubrow, (University of Buffalo/University of Cambridge) - Fear and loathing: The price of terrorism on cultural heritage
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Feb 14, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Caroline van Eck, (Dept of History of Art, Cambridge) - The Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris: Empire, style and agency
Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series Feb 14, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Part II Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology.,
Aaron Blackwell, (University of California, Santa Barbara) - Parasites, immune function, and human life histories
Heritage Research Group Feb 14, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, (University of Cambridge) - Flamenco for Andalucia, Flamenco for Humanity: Regionalisation and intangible cultural heritage in Spain’.
Later European Prehistory Group Lecture Series Feb 13, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Robb, (University of Cambridge) - Why is there so little inequality in Prehistoric Europe?
Asian Archaeology Group Feb 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
Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series Feb 13, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Anne Pisor, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) - Inter-group tolerance in humans and other primates
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Feb 10, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Elizabeth Key Fowden, (University of Cambridge) - Eastern Kings and Ancient Philosophers in Ottoman Athens
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 10, 2017 from 04:45 PM to 05:45 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Elham Ghasidian, (University of Cambridge) - The diversity of culture among the Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers on the Iranian Plateau
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Feb 10, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Natalia Przelomska, (University of Cambridge) - Is it time to flower? Genetic insights into the human-mediated dispersal of foxtail millet across Eurasia in prehistory
Heritage Research Group Feb 09, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Flaminia Bartolini, (PhD student, University of Cambridge) - Remembering and forgetting Fascism: From Fascist heritage in Rome to the future of the Documentation Centre for the History of Fascism in Predappio
Aegean Archaeology Group Feb 09, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
David Gill, (University of Suffolk) - ‘The destruction of the archaeological record matters: further reflections on marble figures from the Cyclades’
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 08, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Chris Tyler-Smith, (The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) - The genetic history of Papua New Guinea: 50,000 years of independent human evolution
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 08, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alexandra Ion, (University of Cambridge) - Understanding the postmortem fate of human bodies found in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Feb 07, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John MacGinnis, (The British Museum) - The ancient history of Erbil

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Upcoming events

Later European Prehistory Group Special Lecture

Feb 22, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Ancient Near East Seminar Series

Feb 22, 2017

West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Feb 22, 2017

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi

Faculty of Architecture and History of Art

Feb 23, 2017

Facculty of Architecture and History of Art, Scoope Terrace, Lecture Room 2

Aegean Archaeology Group

Feb 23, 2017

West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Feb 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Feb 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Cambridge Antiquarian Society

Feb 25, 2017

Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site

Asian Archaeology Group

Feb 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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