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Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Group Aug 21, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Quinton Carroll, (Historical Environment Team, Cambridgeshire County Council) - Archiving: the process of moving archaeological artefacts from one hole in the ground to another
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Jun 26, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Simon Timberlake (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) - Talking a different language - the problems and rewards of being a specialist in commercial and research archaeology in UK and Europe
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
BioAnth Seminar Series Jun 14, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
CANCELLED Huw Barton, (University of Leicester) - Use of grass seed resources c. 31 ka by modern humans at the Haua Fteah cave, northeast Libya
Americas Archaeology Group Jun 14, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jonathan King, (University of Cambridge) - Big alligator: The unlikely story of Chief Jim Billie and the native American renaissance
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 14, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Katherine V. Boyle (University of Cambridge) – Two Issues: REF and Brexit - what next?
CLANS (Cambridge Later Antquity Network Seminar) Jun 13, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Haynes, (Newcastle University) - The transformation of Rome and the archaeology of the Lateran
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jun 13, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Martin Mills, (University of Aberdeen) - Last Gift of the God-King: Negotiating Constitutional Ownership in the Wake of the Dalai Lama’s Resignation
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jun 13, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Martin Mills, (University of Aberdeen) - Last Gift of the God-King: Negotiating constitutional ownership in the wake of the Dalai Lama’s resignation
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
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jun 09, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tiago Hermenegildo, (University of Cambridge) - Field and forest: A stable isotope overview of resource use in ancient Amazonia
Aegean Archaeology Group Jun 09, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Room G.21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
The Aegean Archaeology Group's inaugural work-in-progress day aims to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion, bringing together scholars from both the Department of Archaeology and the Faculty of Classics to share ongoing research.
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Jun 07, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Martin Davies, (Director of the Ecological and Training Consultancy) - Lines in a Landscape; the hedgerows and other lines in the landscape of Great and Little Gransden
BioAnth Seminar Series Jun 07, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Isabel Schmidt, (University of Cologne) - Is there anybody out there? Reconstructing large-scale prehistoric population dynamics and migration processes
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 07, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Laura Buck (University of Cambridge) – Do humans inhabit a "Colonising niche"? Comparing human and macaque skeletal adaptive responses to climate
Asian Archaeology Group Jun 05, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Roger Blench, (University of Jos and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) - From stone (bowls) to iron without ceramics: Questioning narratives of Neolithisation via the ethnohistory of Northeast India
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Jun 05, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Further discussion on the Alternatives to Hierachy theme.
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Jun 02, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Hans Bakker, (British Museum) - The Huns in Central and South Asia
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Jun 02, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Tzvi Abusch, (Brandeis University) - Some synchronic and diachronic observations on a Babylonian prayer type
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?
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jun 02, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Miriam Cubas, (University of York) - Early pottery in the Atlantic Coast of Europe: An approach from organic residue analysis
Heritage Research Group Jun 01, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Máiréad Nic Craith, (Heriot-Watt University) - From the Islandman to the Island-people – representing community heritage in a museum
Leverhulme Lecture May 31, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matthew Spriggs, (The Australian National University) - Second Leverhulme Lecture 2017- Different but similar? Neolithic colonisation processes on islands and continents compared
BioAnth Seminar Series May 31, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
James Holland Jones, (Stanford University & Imperial College) - The most rational people in the world
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 31, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen (University of Cambridge) – The longhouse of Iron-Age Scandinavia: Death, commemoration, and infant deposition
CDAL Workshop May 30, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Xavier Rubio-Campillo, (University of Edinburgh) - The patterns of Roman trade: Identifying large-scale structure in ancient economies
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Michael Puett, (Harvard University) - Master, Host, Demon, God
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk May 29, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Short talk by lab members on current work followed by discussion and comments.
The Ancient India and Iran Trust May 26, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Jesse Palsetia, (Guelph) - Parsi traders & travellers in the Age of Empire
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

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust

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Garrod Research Seminar

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust

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