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Past Events

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
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 22, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Jeremy Hayne, (Independent Scholar, Italy) - Contact and disentanglement in Iron Age Sardinia
Ancient Near East Nov 21, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Bleda During, (Universiteit Leiden) - Chalcolithic Cyprus: An Island in Splendid Isolation?
CLANS (Cambridge Later Antquity Network Seminar) Nov 21, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 6 of the History Faculty, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9E,
Philip Wood, (Aga Khan University) - After Rome: Writing ecclesiastical history in Syria in the eighth and ninth centuries
Heritage Research Group Nov 21, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marie Louise Stig Sørensen and Eva Meharry, (University of Cambridge) - Update on the Bamiyan Buddhas: local and global interests
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Nov 21, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Bill Amos, (University of (Cambridge) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach: Big data in genomics and hypothesis testing in genomics
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 20, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tommy Wide, (Freer Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Musuem of Asian Art) - Turquoise Mountain: The practice and presentation of cultural heritage in Afghanistan
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 17, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Preston Miracle (University of Cambridge) - Europe’s First Refugee Crisis? Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic People of the Eastern Adriatic Region
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
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 17, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED - Nathan Wright, (University of Cambridge/University of Queensland) - Rare waterlogged wood finds from Oymaağaç, Turkey
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Nov 17, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Mark Haughton, (University of Cambridge) - Moving beyond statistics in investigating social dynamics through burial data: a case study from Early Bronze Age Scotland
Heritage Research Group Nov 16, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Callie Vandewiele, (University of Cambridge, Centre of Latin American Studies) - Our Grandmothers’ Looms: Q’eqchi’ weavers, museum textiles and the repatriation of lost knowledge.
Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory Nov 16, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Salle du Conseil, MAE, Nanterre,
Prof Graeme Barker, (Univesity of Cambridge, UK) and Prof Sophie Archambault de Beaune, (Université Lyon III) - What is Prehistory?
Egyptian World Seminar Series Nov 15, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Current research in Cambridge: Alex Loktionov - The strange case of the disappearing 'judges' & Barbora Janulikova - Funerary provision at Early Dynastic Memphis
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Lucio Vinicius, (University College London) - Culture and the EEA: Origins of human social structure, cognition and language
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 15, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Laure Bonner, (Outreach and Communications Coordinator, University of Cambridge) - Your doughnut and you: press releases, social media and promoting your research
CLANS (Cambridge Later Antquity Network Seminar) Nov 14, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law,
Lucy Grig, (University of Edinburgh) - Popular culture and lived religion in Late Antiquity
Special Lecture Nov 14, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lee R. Berger, (University of the Witwatersrand and Explorer in Residence, The National Geographic Society) - Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba – discoveries highlighting the complexity of human origins
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Nov 14, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Hurelbaatar Ujeed, (Inner Mongolia Normal University) - Merging Peoples: Shifting Economy, Transforming Environment and Surviving Culture in a Typical Horchin Village
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Nov 14, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Laura Buck, (University of Cambridge) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach: Neanderthal exceptionalism and population thinking
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 14, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kat Szabo, (University of Wollongong) - Transferable methods: Materials-directed analysis of archaeological and ethnographic shell artefacts
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 14, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kat Szabo, (University of Wollongong) - Shell artefacts at MAA
African Archaeology Group Nov 13, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Else Kleppe, (University of Bergen) - Potsherds as Grave Cover and Ritual Residue. On burial traditions in the Renk area, Upper Nile Province, south Sudan
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Nov 10, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
UrsulaSims-Williams, (British Library) - Investigating the library of Tipu Sultan of Mysore
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 10, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Josie Mills, (University College London) - The Changing Use of Flint: Implications for Neanderthal behaviour and subsistence in the landscape of La Manche
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 10, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Charlotte Houldcroft, (University of Cambridge) - The Hominin STD clinic: using genetics, fossils and network analysis to reconstruct the transmission of sexually transmitted pathogens
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Nov 10, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
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Upcoming events

Social inequality before farming?

Jan 22, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

Jan 22, 2018

West Building Seminar Room

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Jan 23, 2018

The Mond Building, Free School Lane

D Caucus Seminar

Jan 23, 2018

Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue

CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series

Jan 23, 2018

Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

Jan 25, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research