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Biological Anthropology Seminar Oct 10, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Dr. Jason Hodgson (University of Cambridge) - The influence of population history, natural selection, and culture on human diversity in Madagascar
Professional Development Series Oct 10, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Marcos Martinón-Torres (University of Cambridge) - Editor’s Tips for Publishing in the Journal of Archaeological Science
Classical Archaeology Seminars Oct 09, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Martin Pitts (University of Exeter) - Objectscapes and connectivity in early Roman northwest Europe
Medieval Archaeology Group Oct 08, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Neil Price (Uppsala University) - Viking warrior women? Debating Birka chamber grave Bj.581
Cabinet of Natural History Oct 08, 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,
Spike Bucklow (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) - The Long-Lost Paston Collection
Cambridge Archaeological Field Group Oct 03, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Speaker and title TBC
Biological Anthropology Seminar Oct 03, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH,
Professor Jonathan Birch (LSE) - Our Ways: Toolmaking and the Origins of Normative Cognition
Professional Development Series Oct 03, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Polly Brown (University Counselling Service) - Time Management Workshop
Ivory Identification 2018 Sep 21, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge,
The Ivory Identification 2018 event, led by Dr Sonia O’Connor (overview and terrestrial mammals) and Dr James H. Barrett (sea mammals), will be held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.
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?
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)
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)
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
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
Bioarchaeology Reading Group May 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM North Lecture Room, Downing Site, CB2 3DZ,
Discussion on 'Mixed up bones: what is the state of the art?' Friday, May 25, 10-12, North Lecture Room
Garrod Seminan Series May 24, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tracy McKivell, (University of Kent) - What were our ancestors doing with their hands?
Professional Development Series May 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Luíseach Nic Eoin, (Nature Ecology and Evolution) - Demystifying Publishing: Perspectives from a Nature Research Editor
Ancient India and Iran Trust May 18, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG ,
Special event for Friends of the Trust: Rachel Rowe, (Cambridge University Library) - Archival adventures with ephemera: treasures from the Queen Mary Indian Collection
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 18, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Pam Crabtree, (New York University) - Late Roman animal use in Egypt
D Caucus Seminar from May 17, 2018 09:00 AM to May 18, 2018 05:00 PM Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Craven Seminar - Ancient Mediterranean Painting between 'Classical' and 'Non-Classical'
Egyptian World Seminar Series May 16, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Matthew Dalton (University of Cambridge) - Pigs, paint and protective magic? Unusual new findings from the houses of Amara West & Mohammed Hayati, (University of Khartoum) - Recent Archaeological Work in the Middle of the Gezira Reach South of Khartoum - Central Sudan
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series May 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Amanda Henry, (Leiden University) - A reassessment of plant foods in Neanderthal diets
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 16, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Sarah Inskip, (University of Cambridge) - Exploring leprosy in medieval England and Iberia
PalMeso Seminar Series May 11, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Matt Pope, (University College London) - Crossing the Threshold: La Cotte de St Brelade, the McBurney Excavations and New Insights into the Neanderthal Home
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 09, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Darryl Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - Altered States: Complex Societies and Psychoactive Substances across 3,000 years of Andean Prehistory
Computational and Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) May 08, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Marcko Porčić, (University of Belgrade) - Cultural transmission theory, computer simulation and archaeological cultures: new tools for an old problem
Professional Development Series May 08, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Dr Robert Attenborough, (University of Cambridge) - From PhD to Lecturer: Course Design and Delivery

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