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George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars

The George Pitt-Rivers Seminars are generally given by researchers based in or around the University of Cambridge. They are primarily aimed at researchers working in the archaeobotany, genetics and isotope laboratories in the McDonald Institute but cover a wide range of topics.
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Oct 12, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Professor Robert Marchant (University of York) - Charting 6000 years of human-environmental interacting in East Africa: insights, challenges and future directions
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Oct 19, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Dr. Hermine Xhauflair (University of Cambridge) - Are the notches intentional or not? "A functional analysis of Philippine stone tools reveals a diversity in practices at Tabon Cave, Palawan during Late Pleistocene"
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Nov 02, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Janine Ochoa (University of Cambridge) - LGM Tigers and Fossil Cloudrunners in the Philippines: Extinction and faunal change in a biodiversity hotspot
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Nov 16, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Ankica Oros Sršen (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) & Davorka Radovčić (Croatian Natural History Museum and University of the Witwatersrand) - Surface analysis of the Krapina eagle talons
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Nov 30, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Dr. Helen Whelton (University of Bristol) - Investigating the nature and timing of the earliest human occupation of North America using a lipid biomarker approach
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Dec 07, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matthew Prebble, (Australian National University) - Early crop production on the most recently colonised Pacific Islands: fossil evidence for seasonal and high intensity production
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Jan 18, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ashleigh Haruda, (Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg) -The Domestic Pig: Selective Breeding and Prevailing Tastes, Morphological and Genetic Variation over 100 Generations
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series Feb 01, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Vida Rajkovača (University of Cambridge) - A Tale of Two (Bronze Age) Settlements: interpreting the faunal remains from development-led excavations
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series Feb 15, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marc Gener-Moret (University of Cambridge) - Iron, fire, steel and rust. Ferrous technology in pre-Roman Iberia: framing the problem
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series Mar 01, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Nicki Whitehouse (University of Plymouth) - Prehistoric Land-Use History and Food Production in Early Agricultural Societies
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series Mar 15, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3RR,
David Pattinson (University of Leeds) - The Frustrating Geography of Bees in Chinese History
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series May 03, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emma Loftus, (University of Cambridge) - A winter's tale - shellfishing in the Stone Age
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series May 10, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room. North Building, Downing Site,
Enrico Crema, (University of Cambridge) - The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Dates as Data approach
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series May 17, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site,
S. Anna Florin, (University of Queensland) - 65,000 years of human-environment interaction: An archaeobotanical investigation of human occupation at Madjedbebe, northern Australia
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series May 24, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jane Bunting, (Unviersity of Hull) - Lives in the landscape: translating pollen records into understandings of land cover and landscape resources in the British Neolithic
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series May 31, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site,
Thibaut Deviese, (University of Oxford) - TBC
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series Jun 07, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Caroline Cartwright, (British Museum) - A Tale of Two Regions: The Living Landscapes of Jordan and Oman in the Bronze Age
George Pitt-Rivers Seminars Jun 14, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Michael Wallace, (University of Sheffield) - Grains of truth: rethinking past agriculture through stable isotope and geometric morphometric approaches

Upcoming events

Biological Anthropology Seminar Series

May 22, 2019

Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street

CREWS Cypro-Minoan Seminar

May 22, 2019

Room 1.11, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue

Egyptian World Seminar Series

May 22, 2019

South Lecture Room. North Building, Downing Site

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series

May 24, 2019

McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

May 24, 2019

South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site

Americas Archaeology Group

May 24, 2019

The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Computational & Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) Seminar Series

May 28, 2019

McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research