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BioAnth Seminar Series Oct 11, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Mario Modesta Mata, (CENIEH, Burgos) - Deciphering the enamel and dental development in hominins. The importance of the Atapuerca dental remains
Aegean Archaeology Group Oct 12, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Discussion: Aegean archaeology and post-truth politics
The Ancient India and Iran Trust from Oct 13, 2017 12:00 PM to Oct 14, 2017 12:00 PM Lee Seng Tee Hall, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB and the Riley Auditorium, Clare College Memorial Court,
Lahore Symposium: The history of Lahore and the preservation of its historic buildings
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Oct 17, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kirstie Williams, (MAA) - The UCM Plastics Project
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Oct 17, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Robert Foley, (University of Cambridge) - Symbolic thought (as part of this term's 'Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies; a Room 101 approach')
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Oct 17, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kirstie Williams, (MAA) - The UCM Project
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Oct 17, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Bumochir Dulam, (UCL) - The power of a master: Respect among Mongols in rural China
Field Archaeologist in Residence Lecture Oct 17, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sadie Watson, (Museum of London Archaeology, MOLA) - Communicating archaeology: current challenges to modern archaeological practice
BioAnth Seminar Series Oct 18, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Susanne Hakenbeck, (University of Cambridge) - Huns and Romans: relationships between pastoral and agricultural populations on the late Roman frontier
Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory Oct 20, 2017 from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Fiona Kildea (INRAP, France) and Enrico Crema (University of Cambridge) - What are data and how to handle it in Prehistory?
PalMeso Seminar Series Oct 20, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ann Van Baelen, (University of Cambridge) - Renewed Investigations at Prospect Farm: A Middle/Late Pleistocene to Holocene Archaeological Sequence from the Central Rift, Kenya
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Oct 20, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Festival of Ideas talk by Julius Lipner - Hinduism and the elusiveness of truth: the quest for Integrity
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Oct 23, 2017 12:00 AM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Festival of Ideas talk by Cameron Petrie, (University of Cambridge) - Climate change and collapse: a (not so) simple story of the relationship between climate and the decline of South Asia's Indus Civilisation. (Please note this lecture is on a MONDAY).
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Oct 24, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fi,
Concepts in the Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach - Mark Thomas, (UCL) - Species and Migration
BioAnth Seminar Series Oct 25, 2017 04:20 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fi,
Sarah Elton, (Durham University) - Morphological and palaeoecological perspectives on baboon evolution
Festival of Ideas Oct 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Festival of Ideas - Unravelling the stories of the dead: Rethinking truth and evidence through an archaeologist's lens
Aegean Archaeology Group Oct 26, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Discussion: Interpreting ritual deposits
Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory Oct 27, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Salle du Conseil, MAE, Nanterre,
Prof John Robb (University of Cambridge) and Prof Boris Valentin (Université Paris 1) - Material culture and related concepts in Prehistory (Chairman: Prof Nathan Schlanger)
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Oct 31, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fi,
Enrico Crema, (University of Cambridge) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach - Neutrality in cultural evolution models and linkage disequilibrium in cultural evolution models
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Oct 31, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED - Alex Partridge, (University of Cambridge) - The Arctic collections at MAA
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Oct 31, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Heonik Kwon, (University of Cambridge) - On universal hospitality
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 01, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology,
Robin Dunbar, (University of Oxford) - What's so social about primate sociability?
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Nov 01, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Patricia Duff, (Archaeolink) - Vela Spila: making archaeology meaningful to the community.
Philosophy of historical sciences Reading Group Nov 02, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Philosophy of historical sciences Reading Group - Session 1: The epistemology of fieldwork 2 November 2017.
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 02, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room 35, Fitzwilliam Museum,
'Codebreakers' Exhibition Group Trip. John Bennet, (British School at Athens) - Reading Between the Lines: The World of Linear B
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Nov 03, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Mark Elliot - Curating another India: Object histories and contemporary voices
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Nov 07, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Clive Gamble, (Southampton) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach: Modern humans and the fallacy of the finished artefact
Mycenaean Seminars Nov 08, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Dr Lisa Bendall, (Keble College, Oxford) - Travels with Telemachos: the Mycenaean ‘royal road’ from Pylos to Sparta
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 08, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
René Bobe, (University of Oxford) - The ecology and evolutionary origins of Australopithecus
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 09, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Yannis Galanakis, (University of Cambridge) - Discussion on Tomb 2 at Prosilio, Greece

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Social inequality before farming?

Jan 22, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

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The Mond Building, Free School Lane

D Caucus Seminar

Jan 23, 2018

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Jan 23, 2018

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Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

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Aegean Archaeology Group

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South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree

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