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Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Feb 07, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Sören Urbansky, (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) - Same but Different: Sinophobia in Vladivostok, San Francisco and Singapore
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Feb 07, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgewick Site,
Javier Martínez Jiménez, (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge) - Casa Herrera: Context and results from a late antique excavation in Mérida
Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series Feb 07, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Part II Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology.,
Aida Andres, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) - Genetic evolution of humans and closely related species
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Feb 06, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Chris Evans - Ritual logics: Bodily violence and burial rites (and 'wrongs') in the Iron Age of the Cambridge region. Jointly with the Prehistoric Society.
Joint Cambridge Antiquarian and Prehistoric Societies' Lecture Feb 06, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Lecture Theatre LG17, Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site,
Christopher Evans, (Cambridge Archaeological Unit) - Ritual logics: Bodily violence and burial rites (and 'wrongs') in the Iron Age of the Cambridge region
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Feb 06, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Spike Bucklow, (Hamilton Kerr Institute) - To affect or not affect? Westminster, circa 1260
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 03, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Patrick Cuthbertson, (University of Oxford) - Mapping early hominin occupation in 'Savannahstan': The role of Central Asia in Early-Middle Pleistocene Asian dispersal
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Feb 03, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ruth Pelling, (Historic England) - Unexpected Treasures: Archaeobotanical assemblages from Wiltshire museums collections
Garrod Research Seminars Feb 02, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Robin Allaby, (University of Warwick) - The nature and constraints of domestication: Life in the slow lane
Aegean Archaeology Group Feb 02, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Discussion: The Art of War
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Feb 01, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Paddy Lambert, (Oxford Archaeology East) - Nisi Vita Sanguine: Curse Tablets in Roman Britain
Egyptian World Seminar Series Feb 01, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Piers Litherland, (New Kingdom Research Foundation) - The Shaft Tombs of Wadi Bairiya: The family tombs of the wives and court women of the dazzling Aten
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 01, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM BioAnth Lecture Theatre, Room 41, Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QG,
Matthew Skinner, (University of Kent) - What lies beneath? How microtomography is providing new insights into systematics and functional morphology in the human fossil record
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Elena Sánchez López, (Universidad de Granada) - Not only clay. The role of water throughout the pottery making process (from Iron Age to Roman Times
CDAL Workshop Jan 31, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Bjoern Menze, (Technical University of Munich) - Mapping patterns of long-term settlement in Northern Mesopotamia at a large scale
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Jan 31, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Hector Orengo, (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) - Romano-British transport network and the changing fortunes of interprovincial trade
Heritage Research Group Jan 31, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Catherine Robert, (Head of Education and Research, French Institute, London) - The role of archaeology and heritage in French approaches to cultural action and diplomacy
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Jan 30, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jon House, (Pre-Construct Archaeology, Cambridge) - leading a Roundtable discussion on 'Site Plans: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'
African Archaeology Group Jan 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ceri Shipton, (University of Cambridge) - Holocene rock art in the Jubbah Oasis (northern Arabia) and Afro-Asiatic connections
Asian Archaeology Group Jan 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Janice Stargardt, (University of Cambridge) - The Ancestors and the Buddha: Cambridge-Myanmar excavations at Sri Ksetra 2015-16
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Jan 30, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
TAT Reding Group - the theme this term is 'Affect and Emotion' and this session explores 'Affective practice'
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Jan 27, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Suraiya Faroqhi, (Istanbul Bilgi University) - Importing and marketing Iranian fabrics
PalMeso Seminar Series Jan 27, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dave Underhill, (independent researcher) - Stuck in the middle: The history, development and identification of the Fauresmith
Americas Archaeology Group Jan 27, 2017 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Bill Sillar, University College London) - Materialising Empire: The origins of Inca material culture
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Jan 27, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tanja Hoffman, (Simon Fraser University) - Engineered feature used to enhance gardening at a 3,800 year old site on the Pacific Northwest Coast
Heritage Research Group Jan 26, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Graham Black, (Nottingham Trent University) - Museums in the ‘Age of Participation'
BioAnth Seminar Series Jan 25, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Abigail Page, (University College London) - Communal breeding and life history trade-offs in Agta foragers
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jan 25, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lauren Cadwallader, (University of Cambridge) - Who owns my work? All you need to know about open access, copyright and sharing
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Jan 24, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mark Weeden, (SOAS, University of London) - Provincial Identities: The use of Anatolian Hieroglyphic writing at Kaman-Kalehöyük
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Jan 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Baasanjav Terbish, (University of Cambridge) - Folk Healers in Kalmykia, South-West Russia

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research