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George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series May 04, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Eleanor Farber, (Oxford University) - Temporal Trends in Medieval Diet and Health at Stoke Quay, Ipswich
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series May 02, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Michael Boyd & Colin Renfrew (University of Cambridge) - Designing and implementing a paperless excavation and single database solution at Keros, Greece
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 01, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Rebekah Plueckhahn, (University College London) - Shaping Mongolian Urbanism – Dynamic Ownership and Emerging Politico-Economic Subjectivities in Ulaanbaatar
Later European Prehistory Group Apr 30, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Neil Wilkin, (British Museum) - The Great Gold Torc: The Discovery of a Middle Bronze Age Gold Belt-torc from East Cambridgeshire
Asian Archaeology Group Apr 30, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Nathan Wright, (University of Cambridge, University of Queensland and Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology) - Elite plant consumption at Middle Bronze Age Büklükale, Kırıkkale Province, central Turkey
PalMeso Seminar Series Apr 27, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Chris Standish, (University of Southampton) Neanderthals as artists: dating Palaeolithic cave paintings by uranium-series disequilibrium
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Apr 25, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
James Barrett, (University of Cambridge) - Of ivory, fish and furs: ecological globalisation in the Middle Ages?
Egyptian World Seminar Series Mar 14, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Robert Gardner Room, Emmanuel College ,
Nicholas Postgate, (University of Cambridge) - Why I am not an Egyptologist
D Caucus Seminar Mar 13, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
POSTPONED_Naomi Sykes, (University of Exeter) - Animal invasions: the bio-cultural impact and legacy of the Roman Empire
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 09, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Graeme Barker, (University of Cambridge) - Living at the edge? Neanderthals and Modern Humans at Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Mar 09, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Blandine Courel, (British Museum) - Characterisation of natural substances (resins, food residues...) in an archaeological context: the use of lipid biomarkers and isotopic studies
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 02, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED_Peny Tsakanikou, (University of Southampton) - Talk the Walk: Exploring hominin movement in the Lower Palaelolithic Aegean dry land
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Mar 02, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rhiannon Stevens, (UCL) - UP-North: Exploring the deglacial environment of the Late Upper Palaeolithic recolonisation of Northern Europe
Heritage Research Group Mar 01, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Peter Stone, (UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection & Peace, Newcastle University) - Protecting cultural property during armed conflict - responsibility or distraction
Professional Development Series Feb 27, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Fred Lewsey (Comms Office) and Laure Bonner - Communicating your research to the wider world
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 23, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Sam Griffiths, (University of Southampton) - Early Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal occupation of the channel plain region
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Feb 23, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
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 3,000 bone fragments
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 21, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Claudio Cavazzuti, (University of Durham) - From villages to proto-urban centres in Bronze Age Italy. Tracing external influences and internal developments through isotopes and mobility
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
McDonald Annual Lecture 2017 Nov 22, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Biffen Lecture Theatre, Dept of Genetics, Downing Site,
Jean-Jacques Hublin, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig) - Modern Human Origins: In Search of a Garden of Eden
The Ancient India and Iran Trust - Special Event for Friends Nov 17, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street,
Mark Elliott, (MAA) - Guided tour of Another India: Exploration and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Oct 25, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Erik Gjesfjeld, (University of Cambridge) - Exploring Risk and Resilience in the Archaeological Record
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jun 07, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Laura Buck (University of Cambridge) – Do humans inhabit a "Colonising niche"? Comparing human and macaque skeletal adaptive responses to climate

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