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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
Thinking about Things (TAT) Reading Group Feb 09, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Lab, Room 2.2, West Building, Downing Site,
Theme 'Age' with a focus this week on 'Old Bodies'
Garrod Seminar Series Feb 08, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Pontus Skoglund, (The Francis Crick Institute) - Ancient genomics and the human past
Aegean Archaeology Group Feb 08, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Ave,
Susanne Turner, (Museum of Classical Archaeology, UofC) - Constructing the classical: Authenticity and collecting casts
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Feb 07, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Mark Hinman, (Regional Project Manager, PCA Central) - Highlights of Pre-Construct Archaeology's work
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 07, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Anthropology, mass graves and the politics of the dead
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 07, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Margarita Nazou, (University of Ghent) - The archaeology of a prehistoric mining community at Thorikos, Athens
Ancient Near East Seminars Feb 06, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Yağmur Heffron, (UCL) - The kārum period in Amatolia: Towards a historiography of archaeological interpretation - II
CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series Feb 06, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road,
Corisande Fenwick, (UCL) - Building God's empire: Archaeology, religion and Byzantine reconquest of Africa
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Feb 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes, (University of California, Irvine) - Trucking with Time: The emergence of new Mongolian mobilities in America
D Caucus Seminar Feb 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Tiziana D'Anglo, (Faculty of Classics) - Becoming Roman? Power and crisis in South Italian funerary painting
Heritage Research Group Feb 06, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Catherine Forbes, (GML Heritage, Australia) - A tale of two cities, two earthquakes, two responses and two outcomes: Post-disaster recovery for cultural heritage in Christchurch and Kathmandu
Professional Development Series Term Card Feb 06, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Diane Caldwell Hird, (Careers Service) - Academic cv workshop
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Feb 02, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, CB2 8BG,
Almut Hintze, (SOAS) - The multimedia Yasna: Recent research in Mumbai
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 02, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Eleanor Scerri, (University of Oxford) - Did our species evolve in subdivided populations across Africa and why does it matter?
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Feb 02, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Tom Booth, (Natural History Museum) - Just remember that death is not the end: Radiocarbon and histological evidence for excarnation and 'curation' of human bone in Bronze Age Britain

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