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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
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
Egyptian World Seminar Series Nov 02, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Egyptology Discussion Forum - Ancient Memphis. Speakers and discussants: Barbora Janulíková, Prof Geoffrey Thorndike Martin and Ana Tavares
Heritage Research Group Panel Discussion Nov 02, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Panelists: Paola Filippucci (Soc Anth), Lila Janik (Arch), Astrid Swenson (History), Marie Louise Stig Sørensen (Arch), Dacia Viejo Rose (Heritage) - Does 'Heritage' have its own research methods?
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 02, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi,
Dr Paul O'Higgins, (Centre for Anatomical & Human Sciences, Department of Archaeology and Hull York Medical School, University of York) - The functional significance of facial differences among recent hominins
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 02, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Thomas Leppard, (University of Cambridge) - The Pleistocene maritime dispersal debate: Perspectives from ecology and biogeography
Ancient Near East Seminar Series Nov 01, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stuart Campbell, (The University of Manchester) - Rural and urban centres on the edges of the marshlands of southern Iraq: Tell Khaiber and Charax Spasinou
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Nov 01, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Uranchimeg Ujeed, (University of Cambridge) - Becoming Shamans to be healed: Reasons for contemporary proliferation of Horchin Shamanism
D Caucus Classical Archaeology Seminar Nov 01, 2016 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA,
James Cahill, (University of Cambridge) - Classical plaster casts: The contemporary artistic context
Human Evolutionary Studies Discussion Group Nov 01, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM LCHES Seminar Room, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Andrea Manica, (Zoology) and Marta Mirazon Lahr, (LCHES) - Chronology – genetic vs palaeo/archaeological dating,
MAA Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 01, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Babington Seminar Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Site,
Mark Elliott, (MAA, University of Cambridge) - Collecting "Another India": What's coming in March 2017
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Oct 31, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marc Vander Linden, (University College London) - Grey is the new black: Problems and potentials of grey literature
Later European Prehistory Group Oct 31, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Jon Finney, (Cambridgeshire County Council) - Middle Iron Age warfare of the hillfort dominated zone
Centre of African Studies Seminar Group Oct 31, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room S1,Alison Richard Building, Sidgewick Site,
Carolyn Hamilton, (University of Cape Town, South Africa) - The long southern African past: Enfolded time and the challenges of archive
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Oct 31, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
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