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Past Events

Later European Prehistory Group Nov 16, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Kerstin Kowarik, (University of Vienna) & Hans Reschreiter, (Vienna Natural History Museum) - The Prehistoric Hallstatt Salt Mines – What do you need to run a mine?
Egyptian World Seminar Series Nov 16, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Eva Lange, (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) - The evolution of a provincial centre in the 3rd millennium BC Nile Delta: New insights into the (Geo)-Archaeology of Bubastis / Tell Basta
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 16, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Andrea Manica, (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge University) - The role of climate in shaping human demography and migrations during the out-of-Africa expansion
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 16, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Luc Moreau, (University of Cambridge) - Reassessing Early Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers technological decision-making and mobility: Case studies from Western, Central and Eastern Europe
Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar (CLANS) Nov 15, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM B16, Law Faculty, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DZ,
Toby Martin, University of Cambridge) - Origins of early medieval networks: A gendered perspective
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Nov 15, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Adam Chau, (University of Cambridge) - Hosting, not hospitality
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Nov 15, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Michael Lindblom, (Uppsala University) - Malthi revisited. The (mis)fortunes of a fortified Bronze Age settlement
Human Evolutionary Studies Discussion Group Nov 15, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM LCHES Seminar Room, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Graeme Barker, (McDonald Institute) and Robert Foley, (LCHES) - Prehistoric sites: Caves vs landscapes
Later European Prehistory Group Nov 14, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Chris Tilley, (University College London) - Conceptions of wealth and value in the Bronze Age of Britain and Europe
Centre of African Studies Seminar Group Nov 14, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room S1,Alison Richard Building, Sidgewick Site,
Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp, (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) - Addressing the Spirit of Discernment: Pentecostal transformation of demonic objects into modern heritage in Sierra Leone
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Nov 14, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Time, bodies, and generation
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 11, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ann Van Baelen, (University of Cambridge) - Middle Palaeolithic occupation of the Lower Meuse Basin (Belgium/The Netherlands): New (geo)archaeological and dating evidence
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 11, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Miljana Radivojevic, (University of Cambridge) - Innovation on the crossroads: Bronze Age metallurgy in Semirechye, Kazakhstan
Quarternary Discussion Group Nov 10, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane, CB2 1TL,
Lucy Farr, (University of Cambridge) - Archaeological insights into the 8.2 ka event
Garrod Research Seminars Nov 10, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Prof. Marcos Martinon-Torres, (University College London) - Imperial logistics and the making of China's Terracotta Army: Questions and answers from archaeological science
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 10, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marcos Martinon-Torres, (University College London) - The legend of El Dorado: An archaeological perspective
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 10, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM New Combination Room (NCR, BB9), Pembroke College,
Identity and heritage: The politics of constructing Greece
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Workshop Nov 09, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Katherine Boyle, (University of Cambridge) - Getting the grant
Later European Prehistory Group Nov 09, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Peter Wells, (University of Minnesota) - Media in Iron Age Europe
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Nov 08, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Mario Torelli, (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) - A struggle among ancestral gods: The sanctuary of Inuus near Ardea
Heritage Research Group Fieldtrip Nov 08, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Close to Hail Weston near St Neots, Cambridgeshire - a small financial contribution towards the coach may be required,
Visit 'Sacred Stones': A visit to the modern cremation burial mound being built, inspired by Neolithic barrows. Coffee, cake and discussion on site with Toby Angel, one of the project managers
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Nov 07, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Must Farm Archaeology Team - Must Farm: Pompeii of the fens
Centre of African Studies Seminar Group Nov 07, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room S1,Alison Richard Building, Sidgewick Site,
Sarah Longair, (University of Lincoln) - The "colonial moment" in the lives of Swahili objects, 1860–1930
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 07, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Akinori Uesugi, (Kansai University & Kanazawa University) - Development of stone bead production in South Asia and its historical significance
Later European Prehistory Group from Nov 07, 2016 12:00 PM to Nov 08, 2016 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Studying Urbanism in First Millennium BC (Iron Age) Germany Seminar
Studying Urbanism in First Millennium BC (Iron Age) Germany from Nov 07, 2016 12:00 PM to Nov 08, 2016 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
This two day workshop will bring together German, Anglo-American and Eastern European scholars, chosen to cover a wide range of relevant perspectives from urban centres to rural density to burial, from interpretative knowledge of material culture to overall models, and range in career progression from the recent doctoral to senior scholar.
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 04, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Lucie Bolton, (University of Southampton) - Simple prepared cores: Exploring the origins of Levallois through variation in Lower Palaeolithic core working techniques
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 04, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Cemre Ustunkaya, (University of Cambridge) - Integrating stable isotope analysis and archaeobotany: Investigating the contribution of climate change to the collapse of the Hittite Empire during the Late Bronze Age period
Material Culture Laboratory Nov 03, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Robb and Elizabeth DeMarrais (Co-Directors of the Material Culture Laboratory, University of Cambridge) - 'Theorizing "art" in archaeology and anthropology
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Nov 02, 2016 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ant Haskins, (Oxford Archaeology East) - The excavation of X4593: The Holme Fen Spitfire

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McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Apr 25, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

Apr 26, 2018

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Heritage Research Group

Apr 26, 2018

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George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Apr 27, 2018

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust

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African Archaeology Group

Apr 30, 2018

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Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

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