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Asian Archaeology Group

The Asian Archaeology Group (AsAG) aims to provide a forum for new research and discussion for those working in the field of Asian Archaeology.

 

We hold talks that cover the Asian continent in all its diversity – from megaliths in Borneo and minarets in Turkmenistan to phytoliths in India and starch grains in China.

Asian Archaeology Group Oct 10, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tom Crowley, (Horniman Museum) - The weight of past collections: Ethics, audiences, and the Horniman Museum’s holdings from the North West Frontier and Tibet
Asian Archaeology Group Oct 24, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Adam Green, (University of Cambridge) - Harappan stamp seals and corporate groups: Insights derived from replication, operational sequences, and the digitization of legacy data
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 07, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Akinori Uesugi, (Kansai University & Kanazawa University) - Development of stone bead production in South Asia and its historical significance
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 21, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Hector Orengo, (University of Cambridge) - Of lost rivers and flattened mounds: Remote Sensing and GIS-based research into the Indus civilisation hidden landscapes
Asian Archaeology Group Jan 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Janice Stargardt, (University of Cambridge) - The Ancestors and the Buddha: Cambridge-Myanmar excavations at Sri Ksetra 2015-16
Asian Archaeology Group Feb 27, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Robert Arnott, (University of Oxford) - Crossing continents: Between Meluḫḫa and the Aegean in prehistory
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
Asian Archaeology Group May 08, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Minjae Zoh, (University of Cambridge) - The characteristics of heritage management during dictatorship: The Park Chung Hee Era and the ancient city of Gyeongju (1961 – 1979)
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
Asian Archaeology Group Jun 05, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Roger Blench, (University of Jos and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) - From stone (bowls) to iron without ceramics: Questioning narratives of Neolithisation via the ethnohistory of Northeast India
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 06, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ran Zhang, (Durham University) - Early Chinese ceramic trade in the western Indian Ocean
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 20, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tommy Wide, (Freer Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Musuem of Asian Art) - Turquoise Mountain: The practice and presentation of cultural heritage in Afghanistan
Asian Archaeology Group Jan 16, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Kenichi Sasaki, (Meiji University) - Approach to state formation in early Japan from a peripheral perspective

Showcasing research highlights and outreach for the academic year 2015-2016

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Upcoming events

Social inequality before farming?

Jan 22, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

Jan 29, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

Feb 19, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

Apr 30, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Special Lecture

May 08, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminar

May 10, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

May 14, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research