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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 Series Oct 20, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
POSTPONED - Eleanor Farber, (University of Oxford) - Temporal Trends in Medieval Diet and Health at Stoke Quay, Ipswich.
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 27, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Julia Beaumont, (University of Bradford) - Stable isotopes from the first 1000 days of life: Dentine collagen as an archive of maternal and infant nutrition
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 03, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED Andrew Clarke, (University of Cambridge) - Crops, archaeogenetics and gourd hats: What we're learning and where we're going
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series - Special Lecture Nov 07, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Patrick Faulkner, (University of Sydney) - An enterprise of last resort? Archaeomalacology at Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 10, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Charlotte Houldcroft, (University of Cambridge) - The Hominin STD clinic: using genetics, fossils and network analysis to reconstruct the transmission of sexually transmitted pathogens
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 17, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED - Nathan Wright, (University of Cambridge/University of Queensland) - Rare waterlogged wood finds from Oymaağaç, Turkey
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
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
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Jan 26, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Lisa Lodwick, (Oxford University) - Cereal production in Roman Britain: Challenges and new approaches
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Feb 02, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Tom Booth, (Natural History Museum) - Just remember that death is not the end: Radiocarbon and histological evidence for excarnation and 'curation' of human bone in Bronze Age Britain
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Feb 09, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
POSTPONED - Eleanor Faber, (Oxford University) - Temporal trends in medieval diet and health at Stoke Quay, Ipswich
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Apr 27, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alison Macintosh, (University of Cambridge) - The influence of development, energetics, and behaviour on the mechanical competence of the female skeleton
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series May 11, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Ashley Coutu, (Newcastle University) - Shipwrecks and bangles: 1500 years of ivory trading in southern Africa
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
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
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

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