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Past Events

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 13, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Magdalena Schmid, (University of Iceland) - Enhancing Radiocarbon Chronologies of Island Colonisation
The Ancient India and Iran Trust from Oct 13, 2017 12:00 PM to Oct 14, 2017 12:00 PM Lee Seng Tee Hall, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB and the Riley Auditorium, Clare College Memorial Court,
Lahore Symposium: The history of Lahore and the preservation of its historic buildings
Garrod Research Seminar Oct 12, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Parker VanValkenburgh (Brown University) – Building Indios: a Genealogy of Landscape and Political Subjectivity in the Zaña Valley, Peru, 12th-18th centuries CE
Aegean Archaeology Group Oct 12, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Discussion: Aegean archaeology and post-truth politics
Egyptian World Seminar Series Oct 11, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
W. Raymond Johnson, (University of Chicago) - Amarna Talatat joins, discoveries, and surprises
BioAnth Seminar Series Oct 11, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Mario Modesta Mata, (CENIEH, Burgos) - Deciphering the enamel and dental development in hominins. The importance of the Atapuerca dental remains
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 11, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jesús Arenas-Esteban (Distance University of Madrid - UDIMA) - Iron Age Hillforts: similar recourses for different societies
Egyptian World Seminar Series Oct 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
James Heidel, (The Antinoupolis Foundation) - Recent field work at Antinoupolis
PalMeso Seminar Series Oct 06, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof Ofer Bar-Yosef, (Harvard University) - The Palaeolithic of China
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 06, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rachel Ballantyne, (University of Cambridge) - Archaeobotanical evidence for lost soils, and why this matters
Cambridge Archaeological Field Club Oct 04, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Preston Miracle, (University of Cambridge) - Vela Spila (Korcula, Croatia): a brief introduction to recent fieldwork.
BioAnth Seminar Series Oct 04, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street,
Daniel Longman, (University of Cambridge) - Stress and adaptation: a life history perspective using endurance sports
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 04, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Jaime Almansa-Sánchez, (Incipit-CSIC/University of London): When archaeological heritage management met public archaeology: concepts and strategies from a Spanish perspective
The Impact of the Ancient City Sep 29, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
The Impact of the Ancient City project reassesses how the Greco-Roman city was variously embraced in the Islamic and Christian worlds across the Mediterranean, up to the present day.
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Group Sep 25, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Helen Fowler , (Finds Liaison Officer, Cambridge County Council) - Not all bling: Twenty years of the PAS and Treasure Act 1996; change during that time and what does the future hold?
African Archaeology: the last ten years Sep 23, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
This one-day workshop is being held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Cambridge African Archaeology Group and the John Alexander seminar series at the University of Cambridge.
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Group Aug 21, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Quinton Carroll, (Historical Environment Team, Cambridgeshire County Council) - Archiving: the process of moving archaeological artefacts from one hole in the ground to another
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Jun 26, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Simon Timberlake (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) - Talking a different language - the problems and rewards of being a specialist in commercial and research archaeology in UK and Europe
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 16, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kasih Norman, (University of Queensland) - Modelling modern human maritime migration pathways from Asia to Pleistocene Sahul
BioAnth Seminar Series Jun 14, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
CANCELLED Huw Barton, (University of Leicester) - Use of grass seed resources c. 31 ka by modern humans at the Haua Fteah cave, northeast Libya
Americas Archaeology Group Jun 14, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jonathan King, (University of Cambridge) - Big alligator: The unlikely story of Chief Jim Billie and the native American renaissance
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 14, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Katherine V. Boyle (University of Cambridge) – Two Issues: REF and Brexit - what next?
CLANS (Cambridge Later Antquity Network Seminar) Jun 13, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ian Haynes, (Newcastle University) - The transformation of Rome and the archaeology of the Lateran
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jun 13, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Martin Mills, (University of Aberdeen) - Last Gift of the God-King: Negotiating Constitutional Ownership in the Wake of the Dalai Lama’s Resignation
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jun 13, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Martin Mills, (University of Aberdeen) - Last Gift of the God-King: Negotiating constitutional ownership in the wake of the Dalai Lama’s resignation
PalMeso Seminar Series Jun 09, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Christina Papoulia, (University of Crete) - Evaluating the geoarchaeological evidence for sea-crossings in the NE Mediterranean during the Pleistocene
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jun 09, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tiago Hermenegildo, (University of Cambridge) - Field and forest: A stable isotope overview of resource use in ancient Amazonia
Aegean Archaeology Group Jun 09, 2017 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Room G.21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
The Aegean Archaeology Group's inaugural work-in-progress day aims to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion, bringing together scholars from both the Department of Archaeology and the Faculty of Classics to share ongoing research.
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Jun 07, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Martin Davies, (Director of the Ecological and Training Consultancy) - Lines in a Landscape; the hedgerows and other lines in the landscape of Great and Little Gransden
BioAnth Seminar Series Jun 07, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Isabel Schmidt, (University of Cologne) - Is there anybody out there? Reconstructing large-scale prehistoric population dynamics and migration processes

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Upcoming events

Social inequality before farming?

Jan 22, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

Jan 22, 2018

West Building Seminar Room

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Jan 23, 2018

The Mond Building, Free School Lane

D Caucus Seminar

Jan 23, 2018

Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue

CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series

Jan 23, 2018

Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

Jan 25, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree

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