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Ancient India and Iran Trust Dec 07, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Ancient India & Iran Trust, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Susan Whitfield (University College London) - Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Material Culture of the Silk Road
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Dec 07, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Matthew Prebble, (Australian National University) - Early crop production on the most recently colonised Pacific Islands: fossil evidence for seasonal and high intensity production
Living Architecture Reading Group Dec 06, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Discussion on archaeological/architectural illustrations inc. a short film
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Dec 05, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Paddy Lambert, (Oxford Archaeology East) Summer 2018 excavations at Lamp Hill, Wimpole
Ancient India and Iran Trust Nov 30, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Richard Blurton, (The British Museum) -The Hotung Gallery at the British Museum: Different Ideas, and Some New Views of Amaravati
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminars Nov 30, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Dr. Helen Whelton (University of Bristol) - Investigating the nature and timing of the earliest human occupation of North America using a lipid biomarker approach
Ancient Near East Seminars Nov 29, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Christoph Schmidhuber (Cambridge/Heidelberg) - From childhood to 'childhood': on children in Old Babylonian society
Egyptian World Seminar Series Nov 28, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Rennan Lemos (University of Cambridge) - Nubian shabtis for the Nubians. Reassessing the role of foreign objects in mortuary assemblages in Sudan during the New Kingdom and and Ana Tavares (University of Cambridge) - title tbc
Biological Anthropology Seminar Nov 28, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Dr. Susana Carvalho (University of Oxford) - T.H.E. G.A.P.P.P, i.e. (re) Thinking Human Evolution: Gorongosa African Paleo-Primate Project
Mycenaean Seminar Nov 28, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1. Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Ave. ,
Ester Salgarella (University of Cambridge) - Drawing Lines: The Palaeography of Linear A/B
Professional Development Series Nov 28, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Marianne Eriksen and Erik Gjesfjeld (University of Cambridge) - An ‘After the PhD’ Panel: Navigating Academia as a Post-Doc
CLANS (Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series) Nov 27, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law,
Adrastos Omissi (University of Glasgow) - The Role of Constantinople in Shaping Late Roman Imperial Power, 324-550
D Caucus Seminar Nov 27, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics,
Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter) - Animal invasions: the bio-cultural impact and legacy of the Roman Empire
Classical Archaeology Seminars Nov 27, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter) - Animal invasions: the bio-cultural impact and legacy of the Roman Empire
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 27, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Andrew Turner (Yale University and Current MAA Curatorial position) - Migration, Violence, and Identity in the Murals of Cacaxtla, Mexico, A.D. 600-900
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Rsearch Seminars Nov 27, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane, CB2 3RF,
Joe Ellis (University of Cambridge) - The Conflict in Exemplars: Mythic-Histories, ‘Ethnicities’ and Affines in Khovd Aimag, Mongolia
Field Arch: Methods and Mayhem Group Nov 26, 2018 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Clemency Cooper (Oxford Archaeology East) - Maximising or Minimising Public Benefit? Balancing Commercial Pressures with Meaningful Public Engagement in the Commercial Sector
Later European Prehistory Group Nov 26, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Melanie Giles (University of Manchester) - Iron Age Bog Bodies (TBC)
Archaeological Field Club Nov 26, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Tamsin O’Connell (University of Cambridge) - What links Neanderthals, butterflies, food fraud and dodgy athletes?
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 26, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Ardern Hulme-Beaman (University of Liverpool) Tracking human mobility using rats: human movement through Southeast Asia and the Pacific as told by shape analyses of rat teeth
Cabinet of Natural History Nov 26, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RE,
Margot Lyautey (Paris/ Tübingen) - Plant Protection in France and Germany from the 1930s to the 1950s: The case of the Colorado Potato Beetle
African Archaeology Group Nov 24, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
African Archaeology Research Day 2018 - The AARD is an informal meeting of Africanist archaeologists who are principally based within the U.K. It is particularly intended to encourage undergraduate, post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, as well as more established scholars, to present recent and ongoing research and fieldwork results.
African Archaeology Group Nov 23, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kristina Douglass, (Penn State University) - Human-Environment Dynamics in Madagascar Archaeology: Chronology vs Process
Garrod Research Seminars Nov 22, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Kunlong Chen (UCL) - Social and economic landscape in Shang period China: a metallurgical perspective
Heritage Research Group Nov 22, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street,
Peter Stone (Newcastle University) - Protecting cultural property during armed conflict – responsibility or distraction?
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 22, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Lorenzo Mazzotta (University of Pisa) - Aegean and Cypriot ceramic imports at Ugarit between 14th and 12th centuries BC
Biological Anthropology Seminar Nov 21, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Dr. Josephine Joordens (Leiden University) - Title TBC
Professional Development Series Nov 21, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Michael B. C. Rivera (University of Cambridge) - Academic Enterprise, Public Engagement and Online Media
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Andrew Finegold (University of Illinois at Chicago) - Vital Voids: Cavities and Holes in Mesoamerican Material Culture
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 19, 2018 from 03:15 PM to 04:15 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
César E. Giraldo (University of Oxford) - The myths of the Sun and the Moon, Indigenous perspectives on syphilis and other treponematoses in the Americas

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