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CDAL Workshop Jan 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marc Vander Linden and Neil Droust - Since archaeological cultures exist, let's model them!
Asian Archaeology Group Jan 16, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Kenichi Sasaki, (Meiji University) - Approach to state formation in early Japan from a peripheral perspective
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Jan 10, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Bill Franklin, (Independent Researcher) - A brief history of enclosure, using Cambridgeshire examples
The Ancient India and Iran Trust - Special Event for Friends Dec 13, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Peter Frankopan, (University of Oxford) - Sir Harold Bailey and the content of Indian, Iranian and Asian Studies
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Dec 06, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mike Coles and Terry Dymott, (CAFG) - Holes and Hills: CAFG fieldwork over the last year
PalMeso Seminar Series Dec 01, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Andreas Maier, (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) - Demographic Development and Settlement Dynamics from the Gravettian to the Magdalenian in Western and Central Europe
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Dec 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alena Giesche, (University of Cambridge) - Gypsum deposits as a climate proxy in arid environments
Heritage Research Group Nov 30, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Doreen Pastor, (University of Bristol) - Dark Tourism or Difficult Heritage? Visitor experiences at German memorial sites.
Medieval Archaeology Group Nov 29, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Nicola Griffith, (Author of ‘Hild’) - A reading from the sequel
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 29, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Heather Bonney, (Natural History Museum, London) - Beyond recognition: The application of biological anthropology to identification of the more recently deceased
Mycenaean Seminars Nov 29, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Dr José Miguel Jiménez Delgado, (Universidad de Sevilla) - Nominative case and brachylogic syntax in Mycenaean texts
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 29, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED - Dr Argyro Nafplioti, (University of Cambridge) - Early population life histories from Crete
Ancient Near East Nov 28, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Ray, (University of Cambridge) - Assyriology through Egyptological Spectacles
CLANS (Cambridge Later Antquity Network Seminar) Nov 28, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law,
Aaron Pelttari, (University of Edinburgh) - Literary trends and the In Evangelia of Severus, bishop of Málaga
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Nov 28, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Aurélie Névot, (Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan, EHESS, Paris) - Mo: "master/sacrificial victim" (Yi-Sani shamanistic writing, China): Substantial mobility (transsubstantiation) between the Masters of psalmody (bimos) and their sacrificial victims (mo)
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Imogen Gunn, (MAA) - Getting to the bottom of the Cambridge Ale Jug
African Archaeology Group Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Caleb Adebayo Folorunso, (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) - Benin Cultural Landscape in the face of Industrial Developments’
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Imogen Gunn, (MAA) - Getting to the bottom of the Cambridge Ale Jug
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Marta Mirazón Lahr, (University of Cambridge) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach: Archaic Homo sapiens and extinction
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Nov 27, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Laura James, (Oxford Archaeology) will lead a round table discussion: Women in Archaeology
Material Culture Lab Guest Lecture Series Nov 27, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
POSTPONED TO LENT TERM - Stephanie Wynne-Jones, (University of York) - What can ceramics tell us about religion and authority?
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 24, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sara K. Becker, (The University of California Riverside) - Skeletal Evidence of Labour and Crafting within the Tiwanaku State (AD 500-1100)
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emily Tilby, (University of Cambridge) - Palaeoenvironmental Implications of the Small Mammal Fauna of Haua Fteah Cave, Northern Libya
Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory Nov 24, 2017 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Fanny Bocquentin, (CNRS, France) & Prof Marie-Louise Sorensen, (University of Cambridge) - Gender and identity in Prehistory
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 24, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marissa Ledger, (University of Cambridge) - Archaeological Evidence for Human Intestinal Parasites in the Roman Empire
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Nov 24, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Emergence and assemblages
Garrod Research Seminars Nov 23, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Cameron Petrie, (University of Cambridge) - Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilisation
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 23, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Sue Sherratt, (University of Sheffield) - Greek Silver Before Coinage: Medium of Exchange, Vehicle of Capital Accumulation, or Commodity?
Special Lecture_BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Michael Westaway, (Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Griffith University) - Re-establishing a bioarchaeological research agenda in Australia
Twenty-ninth Annual Lecture Nov 22, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Biffen Lecture Theatre, Dept of Genetics, Downing Site,
Professor Jean-Jacques Hublin, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig) - Modern Human Origins: In Search of a Garden of Eden

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research