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George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series May 25, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site,
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 3000 bone fragments
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?
Biological Anthropology Seminar Series May 23, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Fiona Jordan, (University of Bristol) - Cultural evolution of kinship diversity: the micro and macro of talking about family
Computational and Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) May 22, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Orengo, T. Wilkinson, T. Leppard (University of Cambridge) - CDAL takes on 'Big Places': Human responses to long-term, large-scale environmental variability
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
Later European Prehistory Group May 21, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Richard Bradley, (University of Reading) - Axes and Images: Langdale and the Neolithic of Northern England
Later European Prehistory Group May 20, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Cambridge Later European Prehistory Grads' Symposium
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
PalMeso Seminar Series May 18, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Chris Clarkson, (University of Queensland) - Australia’s Lost Atlantis: Re-Colonisation of Northern Australia Following Post-LGM Sea Level Rise
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
Aegean Archaeology Group May 17, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Lindsay Spencer, (University of Cambridge) - Imports at Lerna during the Middle Bronze Age: A View from the Periphery
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
Computational and Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) May 15, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Mark Lake, (UCL) - Computing agency: people and populations in the explanation of history
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit May 15, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Caroline Humphrey & David Sneath, (University of Cambridge) - The Mobile Master
Heritage Research Group May 15, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Alina Kozlovski, (University of Cambridge) - Romans in ruins: ancient engagements with the material past
Climate and Environmental Dynamics Series May 15, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Department of Geography,
Stefan Kröpelin, (University of Cologne) - The Eastern Sahara: From Holocene climate to prehistoric archaeology to the desert roots of Pharaonic civilisation and World Heritage
Professional Development Series May 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Laure Bonner (Department of Archaeology) - Putting It Out There – Press Releases and Working With the Media
Later Eurupean Prehistory Group May 14, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, (University of Cambridge) - Exploring Object Relations: The Late Bronze Age Beltbox as a Means of Identification and Distributed Identities
African Archaeology Group May 14, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jorge de Torres, (British Museum) - The Veins of the Horn: trade routes and merchants in Western Somalia (12th-16th centuries)
Asian Archaeology Group May 14, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Benjamin Utting, (University of Cambridge) - Crude and Colourless or Expedient and Enduring? Identifying, Describing, and Interpreting Variability in Prehistoric Southeast Asian Stone Tool Technology
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
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series May 11, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Ashley Coutu, (Newcastle University) - Shipwrecks and bangles: 1500 years of ivory trading in southern Africa
19th Annual Cambridge Heritage Research Conference from May 11, 2018 09:00 AM to May 12, 2018 05:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Heritage and Authoritarianism: From European dictatorships of the 20th century to military regimes all over the world, this research seminar will seek to comparatively explore the relationship between cultural heritage and authoritarianism.
Heritage Research Group May 10, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street,
Laura Tradii, (University of Cambridge) - Military cemeteries as heritage sites: The political discourse of military commemoration in Germany
Garrod Research Seminars May 10, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site,
Pontus Skoglund, (The Francis Crick Institute) - Prehistoric Africa: the ancient genomic record Pontus Skoglund (The Francis Crick Institute)
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

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