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McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 22, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Jeremy Hayne, (Independent Scholar, Italy) - Contact and disentanglement in Iron Age Sardinia
Twenty-ninth Annual Lecture Nov 22, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Biffen Lecture Theatre, Dept of Genetics, Downing Site,
Professor Jean-Jacques Hublin, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig) - Modern Human Origins: In Search of a Garden of Eden
Special Lecture_BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Michael Westaway, (Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Griffith University) - Re-establishing a bioarchaeological research agenda in Australia
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 23, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Sue Sherratt, (University of Sheffield) - Greek Silver Before Coinage: Medium of Exchange, Vehicle of Capital Accumulation, or Commodity?
Garrod Research Seminars Nov 23, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Cameron Petrie, (University of Cambridge) - Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilisation
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Nov 24, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Emergence and assemblages
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 24, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marissa Ledger, (University of Cambridge) - Archaeological Evidence for Human Intestinal Parasites in the Roman Empire
Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory Nov 24, 2017 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Fanny Bocquentin, (CNRS, France) & Prof Marie-Louise Sorensen, (University of Cambridge) - Gender and identity in Prehistory
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emily Tilby, (University of Cambridge) - Palaeoenvironmental Implications of the Small Mammal Fauna of Haua Fteah Cave, Northern Libya
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 24, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sara K. Becker, (The University of California Riverside) - Skeletal Evidence of Labour and Crafting within the Tiwanaku State (AD 500-1100)
Material Culture Lab Guest Lecture Series Nov 27, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stephanie Wynne-Jones, (University of York) - What can ceramics tell us about religion and authority?
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Marta Mirazón Lahr, (University of Cambridge) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach: Archaic Homo sapiens and extinction
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Imogen Gunn, (MAA) - Getting to the bottom of the Cambridge Ale Jug
African Archaeology Group Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Caleb Adebayo Folorunso, (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) - Benin Cultural Landscape in the face of Industrial Developments’
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Imogen Gunn, (MAA) - Getting to the bottom of the Cambridge Ale Jug
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Nov 28, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Aurélie Névot, (Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan, EHESS, Paris) - Mo: "master/sacrificial victim" (Yi-Sani shamanistic writing, China): Substantial mobility (transsubstantiation) between the Masters of psalmody (bimos) and their sacrificial victims (mo)
CLANS (Cambridge Later Antquity Network Seminar) Nov 28, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law,
Aaron Pelttari, (University of Edinburgh) - Literary trends and the In Evangelia of Severus, bishop of Málaga
Ancient Near East Nov 28, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Ray, (University of Cambridge) - Assyriology through Egyptological Spectacles
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 29, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Argyro Nafplioti, (University of Cambridge) - Early population life histories from Crete
Mycenaean Seminars Nov 29, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Dr José Miguel Jiménez Delgado, (Universidad de Sevilla) - Nominative case and brachylogic syntax in Mycenaean texts
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 29, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Heather Bonney, (Natural History Museum, London) - Beyond recognition: The application of biological anthropology to identification of the more recently deceased
Medieval Archaeology Group Nov 29, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Nicola Griffith, (Author of ‘Hild’) - A reading from the sequel
Heritage Research Group Nov 30, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Doreen Pastor, (University of Bristol) - Dark Tourism or Difficult Heritage? Visitor experiences at German memorial sites.
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Dec 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alena Giesche, (University of Cambridge) - Gypsum deposits as a climate proxy in arid environments
PalMeso Seminar Series Dec 01, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Andreas Maier, (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) - Demographic Development and Settlement Dynamics from the Gravettian to the Magdalenian in Western and Central Europe
The Ancient India and Iran Trust - Special Event for Friends Dec 13, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Peter Frankopan, (University of Oxford) - Sir Harold Bailey and the content of Indian, Iranian and Asian Studies
African Archaeology Group Jan 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Pierre de Maret, (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - The God Seth Animal: Real Egyptian Chimera or True African Creature?
African Archaeology Group Feb 19, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Darryl Stump, (University of York) - Is ‘resilience’ a sustainable concept? Potential archaeological contributions to resilience and sustainability assessments with reference to Engaruka, Tanzania and Konso, Ethiopia.
African Archaeology Group Apr 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Peter Mitchell, (University of Oxford) - The Donkey's Tale: An Archaeological View of Donkeys in Human History
Special Lecture May 08, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Hanz Wenner, (University of Bern) - Migration or collapse? Holocene climate and its influence on societies

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Upcoming events

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Nov 22, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Twenty-ninth Annual Lecture

Nov 22, 2017

Biffen Lecture Theatre, Dept of Genetics, Downing Site

Special Lecture_BioAnth Seminar Series

Nov 23, 2017

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

Nov 23, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

Garrod Research Seminars

Nov 23, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group

Nov 24, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Nov 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory

Nov 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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