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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 Discussion Group Oct 07, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Craig Lee, (University of Colorado Boulder) - The Beringian Standstill hypothesis and variation in microblade/microlith hafts during the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene in Northwest North America
PalMeso Discussion Group Oct 14, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Marjolein Bosch, (University of Cambridge) - Modern human dispersal into Europe and how Ksar Akil (Lebanon) can contribute
PalMeso Discussion Group Oct 21, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rachel Reckin, (University of Cambridge) - Making sense of mountains: High altitude archaeology in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Montana and Wyoming
PalMeso Seminar Series Oct 28, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Marco Peresani, (University of Ferrara) - Exploring the Middle - Upper Paleolithic transition in Mediterranean Europe: The view from the North of Italy
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 04, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lucie Bolton, (University of Southampton) - Simple prepared cores: Exploring the origins of Levallois through variation in Lower Palaeolithic core working techniques
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 11, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ann Van Baelen, (University of Cambridge) - Middle Palaeolithic occupation of the Lower Meuse Basin (Belgium/The Netherlands): New (geo)archaeological and dating evidence
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 18, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Clive Bonsall, (University of Edinburgh) - Playing with pXRF: New developments in geochemical provenancing of archaeological obsidian
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 25, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Manuel Will, (University of Cambridge) - What happened after the Howiesons Poort? Developing the Middle Stone Age archaeology of MIS3 in southern Africa
PalMeso Seminar Series Dec 02, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Lucy Farr, (University of Cambridge) - The Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition: Geoarchaeological perspectives
PalMeso Seminar Series Jan 20, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Saman Heydari-Guran, (University of Cambridge) - MUP-Zagros Project: Tracking the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition on the Iranian Plateau
PalMeso Seminar Series Jan 27, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dave Underhill, (independent researcher) - Stuck in the middle: The history, development and identification of the Fauresmith
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 03, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Patrick Cuthbertson, (University of Oxford) - Mapping early hominin occupation in 'Savannahstan': The role of Central Asia in Early-Middle Pleistocene Asian dispersal
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 10, 2017 from 04:45 PM to 05:45 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Elham Ghasidian, (University of Cambridge) - The diversity of culture among the Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers on the Iranian Plateau
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 17, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Liisa Loog, (University of Cambridge) - Estimating mobility using sparse data: application to human genetic variation
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Valentina Borgia, (University of Cambridge) - Hunting high and low: Upper Palaeolithic hunting weapons from the Russian plains to southern Italy
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 03, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alice Leplongeon, (University of Cambridge) - Variability in the Late Palaeolithic of the Nile Valley
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Andy Shuttleworth, (Durham University) - title TBC
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 17, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
William Davies, (University of Southampton) - Resource use and management during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in western Eurasia
PalMeso Seminar Series Apr 28, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Roo, Courtyard Building, Downing Street, CB2 3ER,
Chris Clarkson, (University of Queensland) - Small, sharp and standardized: Global convergence in backed microlith technology
PalMeso Seminar Series May 05, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mircea Anghelinu, (Valahia University of Târgoviște) - At the Gates of Europe: The emergence of Upper Palaeolithic in Romania
PalMeso Seminar Series May 12, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Gilligan, (University of Sydney) - The postglacial transition to textile clothing and agriculture
PalMeso Seminar Series May 19, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Andy Shaw, (University of Southampton) - Repeopling La Manche: New perspectives on Neanderthals from La Cotte de St Brelade
PalMeso Seminar Series May 26, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Chris Stimpson, Queen's University Belfast) - Pleistocene palaeoecology of the Nefud desert: Insights from vertebrate palaeontology
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 02, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Thomas Terberger, (University of Göttingen) - Eastern influences on the Mesolithic of the western Baltic: facts or fantasy?
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 09, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Christina Papoulia, (University of Crete) - Evaluating the geoarchaeological evidence for sea-crossings in the NE Mediterranean during the Pleistocene
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 16, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kasih Norman, (University of Queensland) - Modelling modern human maritime migration pathways from Asia to Pleistocene Sahul

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Sep 29, 2017

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Oct 12, 2017

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Oct 23, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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Oct 26, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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