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Later European Prehistory Group May 21, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Richard Bradley, (University of Reading) - Axes and Images: Langdale and the Neolithic of Northern England
Professional Development Series May 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Luíseach Nic Eoin, (Nature Ecology and Evolution) - Demystifying Publishing: Perspectives from a Nature Research Editor
Computational and Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) May 22, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Orengo, T. Wilkinson, T. Leppard (University of Cambridge) - CDAL takes on 'Big Places': Human responses to long-term, large-scale environmental variability
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series May 23, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Fiona Jordan, (University of Bristol) - Cultural evolution of kinship diversity: the micro and macro of talking about family
Garrod Seminan Series May 24, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tracy McKivell, (University of Kent) - What were our ancestors doing with their hands?
Bioarchaeology Reading Group May 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM North Lecture Room, Downing Site, CB2 3DZ,
Discussion on 'Mixed up bones: what is the state of the art?' Friday, May 25, 10-12, North Lecture Room
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series May 25, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Leah Damman, (University of Cambridge) - Animal-human co-mingled interments in Neolithic Britain: a taphonomic approach via the case study of Carsington Pasture Cave's 3000 bone fragments
Americas Archaeology Group May 25, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Alexander Geurds, (University of Oxford) - On the American Isthmus: Resilience and Mobility in Pre-Hispanic Central America
PalMeso Seminar Series May 25, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Alfred Pawlik, (University of the Philippines Diliman) - Technology, Mobility and Human Interaction in Maritime Environments in the Philippines from the Late Pleistocene to Early/Mid Holocene
Ancient India and Iran Trust May 25, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG ,
Joe Cribb, (former Keeper of Coins and Medals, British Museum) - Constructing Kushan chronology: Bactria and Gandhara 1st–4th century AD. To accompany the launch of Studies in the Chronology of the Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan by Nicholas Sims-Williams and Francois de Blois (VÖAW)
Professional Development Series May 29, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Trisha Biers (Duckworth Collection) and Lauren Cadwallader (Scholarly Communication) - The Non-Academic Academic: Alternative Ways to Use Your PhD
PalMeso Seminar Series May 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Amy Prendergast, (University of Melbourne) - **SPECIAL PALMESO** Seasonal Palaeoenvironmental Records and Human-Environment Interaction in the Levantine Upper Palaeolithic: New Data from Manot Cave and Ksar Akil
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Baasanjav Terbish, (University of Cambridge) - Eurasianism and Cosmism in Russia
Computational and Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) May 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Carla Lancellotti and Jonàs Alcaina-Mateos (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) - Anthropic activity markers: identifying anthropogenic signals in archaeological spaces
Americas Archaeology Group May 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Norman Hammond, (Boston University) - Maya Art and Maya Kingship
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series May 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Susana Carvalho, (University of Oxford) - T.H.E. G.A.P.P.P, i.e. (re) Thinking Human Evolution: Gorongosa African Paleo-Primate Project
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Jun 01, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Chioma Ngonadi, (University of Cambridge) - Early Farming Communities in Lejja, Southeastern-Nigeria: An Archaeobotanical Investigation
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 01, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Sam Griffiths, (University of Southampton) - Early Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal Occupation of the Channel Plain Region
Later European Prehistory Group Jun 04, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Bela Dimova, (University of Cambridge) - title tbc
Professional Development Series Jun 05, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
A panel of post-docs (Department of Archaeology) - After the PhD: Navigating Academia as a Post-Doc
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 06, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Laerke Recht, (University of Cambridge) - Speed and Status: Equids in the ancient Near East
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series Jun 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Charles Higham, (University of Otago) - Climate crises: their social, technological and demographic impact on the rise and fall of the Kingdom of Angkor
Cambridge Field Archaeology Group Jun 06, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Craig Cessford, (University of Cambridge) - Middle Saxon to Post Medieval burials in Cambridge and its hinterland
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Jun 08, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Annie Grant, (University of East Anglia) - Burial Deposits as Indicators of Economic and Social Structures: a Case Study from Prehistoric Sudan
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 08, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Tze Tshen Lim, (University of Cambridge) - A Cave Fossil View of Orangutan Evolutionary Dynamics
Ancient India and Iran Trust Jun 08, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG ,
Deborah Freeman Fahid, (Former Assistant Curator of The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait) - The Àger rock crystal chessmen: some early medieval imports from the Iranian world? To accompany the launch of Chess and Other Games Pieces from Islamic Lands by Deborah Freeman (Thames & Hudson)
The Genetics Revolution and Archaeological Theory Workshop from Jun 11, 2018 09:00 AM to Jun 12, 2018 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Can science accommodate multiple ontologies? The genetics revolution and archaeological theory workshop, 11-12 June 2018, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Professional Development Series Jun 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Diane Caldwell-Hird (Careers Service) - Crafting Your Academic Cover Letter
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jun 12, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Kristin Surak, (SOAS) - The Rhythm of Hospitality: Organizing Interaction in the Tea Room
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 13, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Borja Legarra Herrera, (University College London) - Elites, conspicuous consumption and prestige: reconsidering this poorly understood relationship one gold item at a time (Crete, 3000-1800 BCE)

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Later European Prehistory Group

May 21, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site

Professional Development Series

May 22, 2018

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Computational and Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL)

May 22, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site

Biological Anthropology Seminar Series

May 23, 2018

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Garrod Seminan Series

May 24, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Bioarchaeology Reading Group

May 25, 2018

North Lecture Room, Downing Site, CB2 3DZ

George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series

May 25, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site

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