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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
Asian Archaeology Seminar Special Lecture Feb 09, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Yuriko Fukasawa, (Prof. Emerita, Tohoku University) - Cultural contact and trade between the Ainu and Japanese prior to 1667: Provenance of Kiseru in an Ainu burial at the Iruekashi site, Hokkaido
Asian Archaeology Seminar Special Lecture Feb 19, 2018 05:25 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Kirsten Hopper, (Durham University) - title tbc

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Upcoming events

Aegean Archaeology Group

Apr 26, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

Apr 26, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Apr 27, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Apr 27, 2018

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

African Archaeology Group

Apr 30, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

Apr 30, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series

May 01, 2018

Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research