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McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 23, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Robb et al. (University of Cambridge) - After the plague: Health and history in medieval Cambridge
Human Evolutionary Studies Discussion Group Nov 23, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM LCHES Seminar Room, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Toomas Kivisild, (Archaeology) and Eske Willeslev (Zoology) - Genetics: SNPs vs genomes,
CDAL Workshop Nov 22, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alessio Palmisano, (University College London) - Confronting scales of interaction, conflict and settlement hierarchy in state-level societies: Upper Mesopotamia and Central Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age
Material Culture Laboratory Nov 22, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Nicholas Thomas, (Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge) - 'Pacific Presences: Activating collections in European museums
Heritage Research Group Nov 22, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Margaret Comer (University of Cambridge): Forgetting and Remembering Repression: Shifting Heritages of Stalinist Terror.
Later European Prehistory Group Nov 21, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Timmy Gambin, (University of Malta) - Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Nov 21, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Strahil Panayotov, (Free University of Berlin) - Mesopotamian eye disease texts
Centre of African Studies Seminar Group Nov 21, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room S1,Alison Richard Building, Sidgewick Site,
John Giblin (British Museum) - War, displacement, and heritage: A post-conflict material culture in northern Uganda
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 21, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Hector Orengo, (University of Cambridge) - Of lost rivers and flattened mounds: Remote Sensing and GIS-based research into the Indus civilisation hidden landscapes
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences Seminar Series Nov 21, 2016 from 02:15 PM to 03:15 PM Unilever Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry,
Daniel Befort, (University of Birmingham) - (HIMPAC Project) Variability of the Indian Summer Monsoon during the past 6000 years
African Archaeology Group Nov 21, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ceri Ashley, (University of Pretoria and University of East Anglia) - Finding the imagined community of Mapungubwe in thirteenth century southern Africa
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Nov 19, 2016 12:00 AM Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site,
Autumn Day Conference - Recent Archaeology in Cambridgeshire
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Nov 18, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Christian Sahner, (St John’s College, Cambridge) - Zoroastrians and Christians under early Muslim rule
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 18, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Clive Bonsall, (University of Edinburgh) - Playing with pXRF: New developments in geochemical provenancing of archaeological obsidian
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 18, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Maanasa Raghavan, (University of Cambridge) - Genomic perspectives on the early peopling of of the Americas
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 18, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Maanasa Raghavan, (University of Cambridge) - Genomic perspectives on the early peopling of the Americas
Heritage Research Group Nov 17, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Callum Robertson, (University of Cambridge) - Heritage, identity and highland clanship in contemporary Scotland
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

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