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George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Feb 23, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Leah Damman, (University of Cambridge) - Animal-human co-mingled interments in Neolithic Britain: A taphonomic approach via the case study of Carsington Pasture Cave's 3,000 bone fragments
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 21, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Michael Berthaume, (Imperial College) - Anthropological engineering and hominin dietary ecology
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 21, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Claudio Cavazzuti, (University of Durham) - From villages to proto-urban centres in Bronze Age Italy. Tracing external influences and internal developments through isotopes and mobility
CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series Feb 20, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road,
Caroline Goodson, (University of Cambridge) - Post-Roman urban gardens
Heritage Research Group Seminars Feb 20, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Ariane Perrin, (Centre for Korean Studies, CNRS-EHESS, Paris) - Tracking and repatriating lost Korean Buddhist cultural properties
D Caucus Seminar Feb 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Tulsi Parikh, (Faculty of Classics) - Polytheism and the distribution of votives in Corinthia
CDAL Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab Feb 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Jeremy Huggett - Mind the gaps: Reusing archaeological digital data
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Feb 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Nicola Scardgno, (Polytechnic of Bari) - Definitions of a tool for landscapes' systemic-scalar reading: Classification hypothesis of the Mongolian landscapes
Professional Development Series Term Card Feb 20, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Sarah Inskip and John Robb, (University of Cambridge) - Project Management
Asian Archaeology Seminar Special Lecture Feb 19, 2018 05:25 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Kirsten Hopper, (Durham University) - title tbc
Later European Prehistory Group Feb 19, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Pau Sureda, (University of Cambridge) Shedding new light on Pityusic Islands Prehistory
African Archaeology Group Feb 19, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Darryl Stump, (University of York) - Is ‘resilience’ a sustainable concept? Potential archaeological contributions to resilience and sustainability assessments with reference to Engaruka, Tanzania and Konso, Ethiopia.
Medieval Archaeology Group Feb 19, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Federica Codromaz, (CAU) - The Longobards' ethnogenetic development in the Danube River area: Cultural processes and social function
The Glanville Lecture 2018 Feb 17, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms,
Jan Assmann, (Honorary Professor at the University of Konstanz, Visiting Professor at the University of Luzern and Emeritus Professor at the University of Heidelberg) - The Book of Exodus and the Invention of Religion
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Christian Hoggard, (Aarhus University) - Gradual and abrupt environmental change in the palaeolithic evidence from artefact design in two European case studies
Material Culture Laboratory Lunchtime Lecture Feb 16, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Lab, Room 2.2, West Building, Downing Site,
Chris Wingfield, (MAA) - Re-collecting the Missionary Road: Assembling an international, inter-disciplinary, and potentially post-colonial research project, 2017-2024
Heritage Research Group Feb 15, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Sarah Nankivell, (University of London) - Forensic Architecture: Methods for investigating and evidencing heritage destruction in conflict
Garrod Seminar Series Feb 15, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree,
Anna Prentiss, (University of Montana) - The evolution of inequality: Evidence from Bridge River, British Columbia
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 14, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Carolyn Rando, (University College London) - Diagnosing diseases of childhood: A bioarchaeological and palaeopathological perspective
Ancient Near East Seminars Feb 13, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree,
Eva Miller, (University of Birmingham) - Parallels and references in Ashurbanipal's Teumann-Dunanu sequences
Americas Discussion Group Feb 13, 2018 from 05:15 PM to 06:15 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Elizabeth Graham, (UCL) - Conflict and 'Religion' in Mesoamerica: Why there is no such thing as 'human sacrifice'
D Caucus Seminar Feb 13, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Michael Loy, (Faculty of Classics) - Polytheism and the distribution of votives in Corinthia
Philosophy of Historical Sciences Reading Group Feb 13, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Session 2: Interdisciplinarity
Field Archaeologist in Residence Lecture Feb 13, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Joseph Kovacik, (Independent Scholar and Field Archaeologist in Residence at the McDonald Institute for Lent 2018) - Hidden traces, empty spaces : large scale geochemical survey of archaeological sites using hand-held XRF
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Research Seminars Feb 13, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree,
Lucie Hazelgrove-Planel, (MAA) - Heritage Matters: Researching the role of museums in the Pacific
Professional Development Series Term Card Feb 13, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Enrico Crema, (University of Cambridge) - Preparing your research for publication
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Feb 12, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Paolo Fortis, (Durham University) - The aesthetics of 'time-reckoning': Some reflections on a Gun chromatic history
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 09, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Rob Foley, (University of Cambridge) - Forty years on: From off-site archaeology to lithic landscapes
Asian Archaeology Seminar Special Lecture Feb 09, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Yuriko Fukasawa, (Prof. Emerita, Tohoku University) - Cultural contact and trade between the Ainu and Japanese prior to 1667: Provenance of Kiseru in an Ainu burial at the Iruekashi site, Hokkaido
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Feb 09, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
POSTPONED - Eleanor Faber, (Oxford University) - Temporal trends in medieval diet and health at Stoke Quay, Ipswich

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PalMeso Seminar Series

Feb 23, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Feb 23, 2018

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Americas Discussion Group

Feb 27, 2018

Hicks Room, University Centre

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Feb 28, 2018

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Aegean Archaeology Group

Apr 26, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

Apr 30, 2018

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Special Lecture

May 08, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminar

May 10, 2018

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