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PalMeso Seminar Series

The PalMeso Seminar Series for all things Palaeolithic–Mesolithic attracts guest speakers from all around Britain, as well as providing a forum for Cambridge MPhil and PhD students to present the results of their own research in a relaxed atmosphere.
PalMeso Seminar Series Jan 25, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Amos Frumkin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) - When the desert was and where? Paleoclimate using cave deposits
PalMeso Seminar Series Jan 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dennis Sandgathe (Simon Fraser University) - tbc
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 08, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emma Pomeroy (University of Cambridge) - New Neanderthal discoveries from Shanidar Cave
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 22, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Robyn Inglis (University of York) - Preservation, exposure, visibility: Palaeolithic geoarchaeology at Wadi Dabsa, SW Saudi Arabia
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 25, 2019 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street,
Aitor Ruiz-Redondo (University of Southampton) - Out of prehistorians' comfort zone: Upper Palaeolithic rock art research beyond Western Europe
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 08, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Policarpo Sánchez-Yustos (University of Cambridge) - The Early Acheulean in Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania). Past and present approaches
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 14, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Pierre Noiret and Timothée Libois (Université de Liège) - Questioning the Aurignacian-Gravettian "Transition": New data from Mitoc-Malu Galben, Romania
PalMeso Seminar Series May 10, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Cynthia Larbey, (University of Cambridge) - The Roots of our Starch Diet: Earliest Evidence of Hominin Consumption of Starch 120,000 years ago, Klasies River Cave, South Africa
PalMeso Seminar Series May 17, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
David Lubell, (St John's University of Waterloo) - Holocene Prehistory in the Telidjene Basin, Eastern Algeria: Capsian Occupations at Kef Zoura D and Ain Misteheyia
PalMeso Seminar Series May 24, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site,
CANCELLED Charlotte Burnell, (University of Oxford) - Catch Me if You Can: Rethinking Approaches to Prey Choice in Palaeolithic Contexts
PalMeso Seminar Series May 31, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Lucia Leierer & Rory Connolly, (Universidad de La Laguna) - Investigating Climate and Behaviour through Microscopic and Molecular Organic Matter at the Middle Palaeolithic sites of Abric del Pastor and El Salt (Eastern Iberia)
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 07, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Laurie Hutchence, (University of Oxford) - Measuring Know-How and its Relevance to Interpreting the Acheulean: An Evaluation of Behaviours Considered Indicative of Skill in Mode II Biface Manufacture

Upcoming events

Marine Mammal Working Group (International Council for Archaeozoology)

Sep 20, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research