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D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Oct 10, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
Jack Davis & Sharon Stocker, (University of Cincinnati) - Sometimes all that glitters is gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos
McDonald Institute and Faculty of Classics Special Lecture Oct 10, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA ,
Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker, (University of Cincinnati) - Sometimes all that glitters is gold: The tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos
Asian Archaeology Group Oct 10, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Tom Crowley, (Horniman Museum) - The weight of past collections: Ethics, audiences, and the Horniman Museum’s holdings from the North West Frontier and Tibet
PalMeso Discussion Group Oct 07, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Craig Lee, (University of Colorado Boulder) - The Beringian Standstill hypothesis and variation in microblade/microlith hafts during the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene in Northwest North America
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 07, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marc Vander Linden, (University College London) - Gimme some farmin': Neolithic agriculture and stock-breeding in the western Balkans
Cambridge Antiquarian Society Oct 03, 2016 06:00 PM Lecture Theatre LG17, Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site,
Matthew Champion, (University of East Anglia & Director of the Norfolk and the Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Surveys) - Medieval graffiti: The lost voices of England’s churches
XRF Technology Workshop May 25, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 12:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
XRF Technology Workshop organised by Letizia Ceccarelli and Simon Stoddart
Matthew Spriggs Leverhulme Lecture May 23, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Matthew Spriggs, (Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017) - LEVERHULME LECTURE From prestige goods to prestige practices: Lapita long-distance interactions in the Western Pacific
Ancient Topography, Landscape Archaeology and Human Landscape Workshop from May 18, 2016 02:15 PM to May 19, 2016 03:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ancient Topography, Landscape Archaeology and Human Landscape: Workshop on the different perspectives in the study of the ancient (urban) space - organised by Dunia Fillipi (University of Cambridge)
3D Digital Technologies and Archaeology Workshop from May 17, 2016 01:55 PM to May 18, 2016 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
3D Digital Technologies and Archaeology Workshop organised by Simon Stoddart and Nikolaos Arvanitis
Matthew Spriggs Leverhulme Lecture May 16, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Matthew Spriggs, (Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017) - LEVERHULME LECTURE The hidden history of a third of the world: The collective biography of archaeology in the Pacific (CBAP) Project
The Second Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond May 05, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Room 1 ,
The Second Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond: Stephen Houston (Brown University) - Founder's Effects: Maya Dynasty and Kingship in the Temple of the Night Sun
Second Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015 May 04, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Second Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015: Stephen Houston, (Brown University) - Sounding off: Murmurs, quotes, cries and cackles in Maya Glyphs
Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series Apr 25, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM The Old Library, Pembroke College,
Mark Aldenderfer, (University of California, Merced) - Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series - Himalayan Migrations: past and present
Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series Apr 18, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM The Old Library, Pembroke College,
Mark Aldenderfer, (University of California, Merced) - Leverhulme Lecture 2016 - The Himalaya, Past, Present and Future Series: Mountain People and Climate Change
The Final Event of the 3D-Pitoti EC-funded project from Jan 18, 2016 10:00 AM to Jan 19, 2016 01:00 PM Downing College & McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,
The Final Event of the 3D-Pitoti EC-funded project
Art and Brain: How Imagery Makes Us Human Conference from Dec 07, 2015 09:00 AM to Dec 08, 2015 02:00 PM
An interdisciplinary discussion between archaeologists, neurophysiologists and artists to develop current understandings and interpretations of non-verbal communication in prehistory.
McDonald Annual Lecture 2015 Nov 18, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Large Lecture Theatre, Plant Sciences, Downing Site, CB2 3EA,
Norman Yoffee (University of Michigan, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University) - Counternarratives of Early States in Mesopotamia (and Elsewhere)
First Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology Nov 04, 2015 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Peterhouse Lecture Theatre,
First Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in Honour of Prof. Norman Hammond. Prof. Peter Addyman, (Founding Director, York Archaeological Trust) - Creating Heritage: Vikings, Jorvik and public interest archaeology
Field Archaeologist in Residence Special Lecture Oct 29, 2015 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Craig Cessford, (Field Archaeologist in Residence, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) - Dissonant duets: the use and deposition of Cambridge collegiate crockery
First Distinguished Visiting Lecture 2015 Oct 27, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Tim Pauketat, (University of Illinois) - Being and Nothingness in pre-Columbian North America
Festival of Ideas Oct 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A brief tour of European research
Plant to Cloth Workshop Mar 25, 2015 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Plant to Cloth: latest in archaeological plant fibre research
McDonald Annual Lecture 2014 Nov 19, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Room 3,
Graeme Barker, (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research , University of Cambridge) - The Archaeology of Climate/People Interactions: Science or Story-Telling?
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Talk Apr 23, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
AGM followed by Dr Paul Spoerry (CAFG President) - Finding, and Not Finding, Medieval Huntingdon!
Archaeolink Talk Feb 17, 2014 from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Patricia Duff (University of Cambridge) - Achieving Impact
Crassh Field Notes: Histories of Archaeology & Anthropology Jan 20, 2014 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor,
Dr Richard Staley (University of Cambridge) - Physics, Anthropology and the Cultural History of Mechanics, 1870–1930
McDonald Annual Lecture 2013 Nov 13, 2013 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Mill Lane Lecture Room 3,
Christine A. Hastorf (University of California-Berkeley) - Houses, Food, and Distributed People in the Later Prehistory of the Central Andes (AD 1000–1500)

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PalMeso Seminar Series

Feb 23, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Feb 23, 2018

23 Brooklands Avenue, CB2 8BG

Americas Discussion Group

Feb 27, 2018

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Egyptian World Seminar Series

Feb 28, 2018

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Aegean Archaeology Group

Apr 26, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

Apr 30, 2018

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