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Professional Development Series Jun 19, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Robert Witcher, (Antiquity, University of Durham) - Writing for Antiquity: What Are Journals Looking For and How Are Editorial Decisions Made?
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 15, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Saman Heydari-Guran, (University of Cambridge) - “The Struggle Zone”: Tracking the Neanderthals and Modern Humans Contacts in the West-Central Zagros Mountains
Aegean Archaeology Group from Jun 14, 2018 09:30 AM to Jun 15, 2018 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Aegean Archaeology Group Conference 2018: Connections, Collaborations and Current Research
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series Jun 13, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Annemieke Milks, (University College London) - The effectiveness of wooden spears as hunting weapons
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 13, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Borja Legarra Herrera, (University College London) - Elites, conspicuous consumption and prestige: reconsidering this poorly understood relationship one gold item at a time (Crete, 3000-1800 BCE)
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jun 12, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Kristin Surak, (SOAS) - The Rhythm of Hospitality: Organizing Interaction in the Tea Room
Professional Development Series Jun 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Diane Caldwell-Hird (Careers Service) - Crafting Your Academic Cover Letter
The Genetics Revolution and Archaeological Theory Workshop from Jun 11, 2018 09:00 AM to Jun 12, 2018 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Can science accommodate multiple ontologies? The genetics revolution and archaeological theory workshop, 11-12 June 2018, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Ancient India and Iran Trust Jun 08, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG ,
Deborah Freeman Fahid, (Former Assistant Curator of The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait) - The Àger rock crystal chessmen: some early medieval imports from the Iranian world? To accompany the launch of Chess and Other Games Pieces from Islamic Lands by Deborah Freeman (Thames & Hudson)
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 08, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Tze Tshen Lim, (University of Cambridge) - A Cave Fossil View of Orangutan Evolutionary Dynamics
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Jun 08, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Annie Grant, (University of East Anglia) - Burial Deposits as Indicators of Economic and Social Structures: a Case Study from Prehistoric Sudan
Cambridge Field Archaeology Group Jun 06, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Craig Cessford, (University of Cambridge) - Middle Saxon to Post Medieval burials in Cambridge and its hinterland
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Jun 06, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Craig Cessford, (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) - Middle Saxon to Post Medieval Burials in Cambridge and its Hinterland
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series Jun 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Charles Higham, (University of Otago) - Climate crises: their social, technological and demographic impact on the rise and fall of the Kingdom of Angkor
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 06, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Laerke Recht, (University of Cambridge) - Speed and Status: Equids in the ancient Near East
Professional Development Series Jun 05, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
A panel of post-docs (Department of Archaeology) - After the PhD: Navigating Academia as a Post-Doc
Later European Prehistory Group Jun 04, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Bela Dimova, (University of Cambridge) - title tbc
Later European Prehistory Group Jun 04, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Bela Dimova, (University of Cambridge) - From loom-weights to fashion, economy, and urbanism: producing and consuming textiles in Early Iron Age and Archaic Greece
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 01, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Sam Griffiths, (University of Southampton) - Early Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal Occupation of the Channel Plain Region
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Jun 01, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Chioma Ngonadi, (University of Cambridge) - Early Farming Communities in Lejja, Southeastern-Nigeria: An Archaeobotanical Investigation
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series May 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Susana Carvalho, (University of Oxford) - T.H.E. G.A.P.P.P, i.e. (re) Thinking Human Evolution: Gorongosa African Paleo-Primate Project
Americas Archaeology Group May 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Norman Hammond, (Boston University) - Maya Art and Maya Kingship
Computational and Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) May 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Carla Lancellotti and Jonàs Alcaina-Mateos (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) - Anthropic activity markers: identifying anthropogenic signals in archaeological spaces
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Baasanjav Terbish, (University of Cambridge) - Eurasianism and Cosmism in Russia
PalMeso Seminar Series May 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Amy Prendergast, (University of Melbourne) - **SPECIAL PALMESO** Seasonal Palaeoenvironmental Records and Human-Environment Interaction in the Levantine Upper Palaeolithic: New Data from Manot Cave and Ksar Akil
Professional Development Series May 29, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Trisha Biers (Duckworth Collection) and Lauren Cadwallader (Scholarly Communication) - The Non-Academic Academic: Alternative Ways to Use Your PhD
Ancient India and Iran Trust May 25, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG ,
Joe Cribb, (former Keeper of Coins and Medals, British Museum) - Constructing Kushan chronology: Bactria and Gandhara 1st–4th century AD. To accompany the launch of Studies in the Chronology of the Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan by Nicholas Sims-Williams and Francois de Blois (VÖAW)
PalMeso Seminar Series May 25, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Alfred Pawlik, (University of the Philippines Diliman) - Technology, Mobility and Human Interaction in Maritime Environments in the Philippines from the Late Pleistocene to Early/Mid Holocene
Americas Archaeology Group May 25, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Alexander Geurds, (University of Oxford) - On the American Isthmus: Resilience and Mobility in Pre-Hispanic Central America
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series May 25, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site,
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 3000 bone fragments

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