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Marine Mammal Working Group (International Council for Archaeozoology) from Sep 20, 2019 10:00 AM to Sep 21, 2019 02:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marine Mammal Working Group (International Council for Archaeozoology), 20-21 September 2019, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
The Historical & Geographical Values of Chinese Primordial Eight Trigrams Aug 16, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Downing Site, Cambridge,
Hailong Li, (Peking University)
Field Archaeology: Methods & Mayhem Jul 29, 2019 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rob Barratt (Queens University Belfast) - "3D Approximations in Archaeology: Understanding the Past through the Fictitious" Which hopes to demonstrate the importance of 3D reconstructions in understanding the Archaeology and the problems inherent with such reconstructions
Asian Archaeology Summer Seminar Jul 26, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Site,
Charles Higham (Otago) - The impact of climate change on the rise and fall of early Southeast Asian states
St' Catherine's College Talks Jul 04, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM St Catherine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge,
Philip Bowring (Fellow Commoner) - Austronesian Asia: 400 million people, 400 years of history
Field Arch: Methods & Mayhem Group Jun 24, 2019 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matt Jones (Pre-Construct Archaeology) - Career Development in Commercial Archaeology: Training vs Experience
Asian Archaeology Seminar Series Jun 17, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Erik Gjesfjeld, (Cambridge University) - Adapting to Extremes: The role of social networks in mitigating unpredictability in the Kuril Islands, Northeast Asia
Medieval Archaeology Group Jun 17, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emma Brownlee, (University of Cambridge) - "Plague and Personhood: changing burials of the 6th-8th centuries"
George Pitt-Rivers Seminars Jun 14, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Michael Wallace, (University of Sheffield) - Grains of truth: rethinking past agriculture through stable isotope and geometric morphometric approaches
CREWS Cypro-Minoan Seminar Jun 12, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Room 1.11, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
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Computational & Digital Archaeology Laboratory Seminar Series Jun 11, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
William Banks, (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) - Ecological niche modeling applied to the Paleolithic archaeological record: examinations of ecological niche expansions
Medieval Archaeology Group Jun 10, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Claire Burridge, (University of Cambridge) - Medical Knowledge and Practice in the Early Medieval West: Integrating Archaeological and Textural Evidence
Aegan Archaeology Group Conference 2019 Jun 10, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Room G.21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Site,
Work-in-Progress Day, 3 talks covering Reinterpreting Collections, The Power of Images & Eastern Connections. Keynote speaker Prof Cyprian Brookbank talking about "The dynamics of a Greek island town: urbanism and politics on Iron Age to Roman Kythera"
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
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series Jun 07, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Caroline Cartwright, (British Museum) - A Tale of Two Regions: The Living Landscapes of Jordan and Oman in the Bronze Age
Pacific Interest Group Seminar (PIGS) Jun 07, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Babington Seminar Room, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, North Building, Downing Site,
Tim Bayliss Smith (Cambridge University) - Social relations between saltwater and bush in New Georgia, Solomon Islands: insights from the archaeology of taro terraces & Matthew Spriggs (Australian National University) - Ancient DNA research and its implications for "Deep Time" Pacific history
Cambridge Archaeological Field Group Jun 06, 2019 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Speaker and title TBC
Cambridge Archaeological Field Group Jun 05, 2019 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Speaker and title TBC
Cambridge Archaeology Field Club Jun 05, 2019 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jody Joy (Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology) - Snailwell a Late Iron Age Elite Burial from Southern England
Cyprus High Commission Cultural Section London UK Jun 05, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John's College,
Paul Cartledge, (University of Cambridge) - Clearchus's Journey from Soloi to Ai Khanum: A Peripatetic Tale of Old Cyprus
MOLA Field Archaeologist in Residence (FAiR) Jun 05, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Chris Chinnock - Isotopic analysis of human remains from two early medieval cemetery populations and the significance of collaborative research
Computational & Digital Archaeology Laboratory Seminar Series Jun 04, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alex Bayliss, (University of Stirling) - Bayesian Chronological Modelling in Archaeology: an agenda for the next generation
Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit Jun 04, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Riamsara Knapp, (University of Cambridge) - Himalayan Connections: Melting Glaciers, Sacred Landscapes and Mobile Technologies in a Changing Climate
Faculty of Human Social and Political Sciences Graduate Seminar Series Jun 04, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site,
Institutional Legitimacy: Sam Gilbert - Is Facebook legitimate? & David De Villiers - An investigation into Africa's search for sovereign equality through the International Criminal Court
Asian Archaeology Seminar Series Jun 03, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ryan Rabett, (Queen's Belfast) - The second year of the SUNDASIA Project, Vietnam: An overview of outcomes and spin-offs
Medieval Archaeology Group Jun 03, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matthew Collins, (University of Cambridge & Copenhagen) - "Books = Beasts and Bees! The biology of codicology"
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)
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series May 31, 2019 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site,
Thibaut Deviese, (University of Oxford) - New developments in compound specific analysis of ancient biomolecules in archaeology
Cambridge Heritage Research Centre May 30, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site,
CANCELLED - Lila Janik, (University of Cambridge) - Reflections: looking back and learning from the Rock Art of the White Sea Exhibition
CREWS Cypro-Minoan Seminar May 29, 2019 from 04:35 PM to 06:00 PM Room 10.4, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
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