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Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jan 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Baasanjav Terbish, (University of Cambridge) - Folk Healers in Kalmykia, South-West Russia
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Jan 23, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Ben Hinson, (University of Cambridge) - The religious socialisation of children in household ritual
PalMeso Seminar Series Jan 20, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Saman Heydari-Guran, (University of Cambridge) - MUP-Zagros Project: Tracking the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition on the Iranian Plateau
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jan 20, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emuobo Orijemie, (University of Cambridge) - An unresting landscape: Tiv-land relationships from Prehistoric to Recent times in Nigeria
Garrod Research Seminars Jan 19, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Amy Bogaard, (University of Oxford) - Farming, land and inequality: From Neolithic villages to early cities in western Asia and Europe
Egyptian World Seminar Series Jan 18, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Hana Navrátilová, (University of Oxford) - Life of a pyramid: From visitors’ graffiti to decorous demolition
BioAnth Seminar Series Jan 18, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Enrico Crema, (University of Cambridge) - Can we infer patterns of cultural transmission from frequency data?
Aegean Archaeology Group Jan 18, 2017 11:50 AM
Discussion: Rethinking complexity
CDAL Workshop Jan 17, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Irmela Herzog, (The Rhineland Commission for Archaeological Monuments and Sites, Bonn) - Theory and practical applications of allocating territories to settlements
CDAL Workshop Jan 17, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Irmela Herzog, (LVR-Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland) - Theory and practical applications of allocating territories to settlements
Ancient Ceramics Studies Group Jan 17, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Archaeological ceramic materials beyond academia. Special guest followed by a debate on 'Standards for Pottery Studies in Archaeology'. (View materials on ACSG website prior to meeting)
Heritage Research Group Jan 17, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Heonik Kwon, (University of Cambridge) - Sites of apparition in the Vietnam War heritage
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Jan 09, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Alexandrina Buchanan - Prof. Robert Willis, founder member of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society
Para-colonial legacies: German & British imaginaries of ancient Aegean landscapes from Dec 16, 2016 12:00 PM to Dec 17, 2016 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
This two-day workshop will aim to review diverging imaginaries of, and approaches to, the ancient Aegean resulting from para-colonial and subsequent historical legacies and seek ways to create new cross-fertilising approaches and international collaborations.
GPR Christmas Party Dec 09, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
This year's theme 'Your Favourite Artefact': come dressed as or adorned by your favourite artefact(s)! Please bring a plate of festive finger food to share and it's BYOB (bring your own beverages).
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Dec 07, 2016 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jonathan Tabor, (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) - The Prehistory of the Addenbrookes Environs: Excavations at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus
BioAnth Seminar Series Dec 07, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM LCHES, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Jason Lewis, (Turkana Basin Institute & Stony Brook University) - Renewed investigation of the Late Pleistocene-Holocene sequence from Kisese II rockshelter, Tanzania, and the Middle to Later Stone Age Transition in Eastern Africa
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

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Upcoming events

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Jan 24, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Ancient Near East Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 25, 2017

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

Heritage Research Group

Jan 26, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Americas Archaeology Group

Jan 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Jan 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Jan 27, 2017

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

Asian Archaeology Group

Jan 30, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

African Archaeology Group

Jan 30, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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