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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
Americas Archaeology Group Feb 01, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Philip Riris, (UCL) - Rock art and sacred landscapes of the Atures Rapids, Venezuela
Garrod Seminar Series Feb 01, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree,
Andrea Migliano, (UCL) - Was the Neolithic transition inevitable? An evolutionary perspective
Bioarchaeology Reading Group Special Event Feb 01, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room,
Jess Beck, (University of Cambridge) - Written in Bone: The Bioarchaeology of Aggregation and Social Organization in Late Prehistoric Europe
Egyptian World Seminar Series Jan 31, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Kim Ryholt, (University of Copenhagen) - The Tebtunis Temple Library
BioAnth Seminar Series Jan 31, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Silvia Bello, (Natural History Museum) - Prehistoric cannibalism: Why such a fuss?
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jan 31, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Eleni Stefanou, (Hellenic Open University) - Eptapyrgio, a modern prison inside a world heritage monument: Raw memories in the margins of archaeology in Greece
Heritage Research Group Jan 30, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree,
Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, (MAA, University of Cambridge) - Moral (un)certainties and colonial distances: Materiality, museums and the end of empire in British Africa
Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab Jan 30, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Anne Kandler, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig) - Inferring processes of cultural transmission: The critical role of rare variants
Philosophy of Historical Sciences Reading Group Jan 30, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Session 1: Time and Historicity
Professional Development Series Term Card Jan 30, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Elizabeth DeMarrais, (University of Cambridge) - AthenaSWAN and an inclusive workplace for academics in archaeology and anthropology
African Archaeology Group Jan 29, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Pierre de Maret, (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - The God Seth Animal: Real Egyptian Chimera or True African Creature?
Medieval Archaeology Group Jan 29, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Martin Allen, (Fitzwilliam Museum) - Finding the past: Twenty years of the corpus of early medieval coin finds
PalMeso Seminar Series Jan 26, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Benjamin Utting, (University of Cambridge) - Investigating prehistoric technology at the Tràng An Landscape complex, Northern Vietnam
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Jan 26, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Lisa Lodwick, (Oxford University) - Cereal production in Roman Britain: Challenges and new approaches
Garrod Seminar Series Jan 25, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Mark Thomas, (University College London) - Bayesian inference of Caprini herd growth and product yields using archaeological age-at-death profiles & Modelling hunter-gatherer mobility: The fast and the fit
Aegean Archaeology Group Jan 25, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree,
Discussion: Threadbare archaeology? Interdisciplinary approaches to Aegean textiles
Egyptian World Seminar Series Jan 24, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Claudia Näser, (University College London) - Shalfak: Rediscovering a middle kingdom fortress in Lower Nubia
BioAnth Seminar Series Jan 24, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Gul Deniz Salali, (University College London) - Knowledge on wild plants in BaYaka hunter-gatherers and its implications on cultural evolution and health
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jan 24, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Toby Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - Open archaeology in social context: The Project Panormos Survey pilot and and reflections on research transparency
CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series Jan 23, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road,
Alan Ross, (University of Southampton) - Late-antique adventus ceremonial revisited
D Caucus Seminar Jan 23, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Francesco Sirano, (Director of the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum) - Herculaneum: The opportunities of the new archaeological park
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jan 23, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Marissa Smith, (De Anza College, California) - Making a master: Monumental construction on a pasture of cultural production
Later European Prehistory Group Jan 22, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room,
Neil Carlin, (University College Dublin) - A new beaker invasion hypothesis? Understanding genetic and cultural change in Ireland and Britain during the 3rd Millennium BC
Social inequality before farming? from Jan 22, 2018 09:00 AM to Jan 23, 2018 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Multidisciplinary approaches to the investigation of egalitarian and non-egalitarian social relationships in prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Jan 19, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Emily Hannam, (Royal Collection) - Georges, Nawabs and Nabobs: The British monarchs and India in the 18th century
BioAnth Seminar Series Jan 17, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fi,
Martin Jones, (University of Cambridge) - The domestication of the seasons, a later critical stage in the transformation of cultivated plants
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jan 17, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Christos Tsirogiannis, (University of Cambridge) - Recent developments in illicit antiquities research

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