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Garrod Research Seminar Nov 09, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rachel Ballantyne (CAU) – Must Farm Part II: organics
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 09, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Yannis Galanakis, (University of Cambridge) - Discussion on Tomb 2 at Prosilio, Greece
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 08, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
René Bobe, (University of Oxford) - The ecology and evolutionary origins of Australopithecus
Mycenaean Seminars Nov 08, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Dr Lisa Bendall, (Keble College, Oxford) - Travels with Telemachos: the Mycenaean ‘royal road’ from Pylos to Sparta
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 08, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, (University of Cambridge) - Beyond authenticity: the affordances of 3D digital and printed replicas of artefacts inside museums
Ancient Near East Nov 07, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Stef Conner, (University of Huddersfield) - "No, this is the Oldest Song in the World!" Have rival attempts to decipher Mesopotamian music notation reached a permanent stalemate?
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series - Special Lecture Nov 07, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Patrick Faulkner, (University of Sydney) - An enterprise of last resort? Archaeomalacology at Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar
Heritage Research Group Nov 07, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Helen Walaseck, (Independent Researcher, London) - 'It is our duty not to forget’: Restoring the heritage after ethnic cleansing in post-conflict Bosnia.
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Nov 07, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Clive Gamble, (Southampton) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach: Modern humans and the fallacy of the finished artefact
Asian Archaeology Group Nov 06, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ran Zhang, (Durham University) - Early Chinese ceramic trade in the western Indian Ocean
Medieval Archaeology Group Nov 06, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Cat Jarman, (University of Bristol) - Repton reconsidered: New evidence from the Great Army winter camp
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Nov 03, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Mark Elliot - Curating another India: Object histories and contemporary voices
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 03, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Philip Gibbard, (University of Cambridge) - The opening of the Dover Straits and its implications for the Human colonisation of Britain
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 03, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED Andrew Clarke, (University of Cambridge) - Crops, archaeogenetics and gourd hats: What we're learning and where we're going
Heritage Research Group Nov 02, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sarah Kavanagh, (Irish Government Advisor) - Revolution to Reconciliation: The Irish decade of centenaries.
Aegean Archaeology Group Nov 02, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room 35, Fitzwilliam Museum,
'Codebreakers' Exhibition Group Trip. John Bennet, (British School at Athens) - Reading Between the Lines: The World of Linear B
Philosophy of historical sciences Reading Group Nov 02, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Philosophy of historical sciences Reading Group - Session 1: The epistemology of fieldwork 2 November 2017.
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Nov 01, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Patricia Duff, (Archaeolink) - Vela Spila: making archaeology meaningful to the community.
Egyptian World Seminar Series Nov 01, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Current research in Cambridge: Meghan Strong - Artificial light in the Pharaonic Period & Benjamin Hinson - Finding the children of Deir el-Medina
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 01, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology,
Robin Dunbar, (University of Oxford) - What's so social about primate sociability?
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Francesco Iacono, (University of Cambridge) - Cultural heritage of dictatorship and heritage of communism in Albania: possible discourses and the role of the state
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Oct 31, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Heonik Kwon, (University of Cambridge) - On universal hospitality
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Oct 31, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED - Alex Partridge, (University of Cambridge) - The Arctic collections at MAA
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Oct 31, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fi,
Enrico Crema, (University of Cambridge) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach - Neutrality in cultural evolution models and linkage disequilibrium in cultural evolution models
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Oct 30, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Chrys Harris, (Director of Magnitude Surveys) - What are we even looking for? Developing more effective geophysical frameworks to answer archaeological questions
Material Culture Lab Guest Lecture Series Oct 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Annelou Van Gijn (University of Leiden) - An experimental approach towards understanding the chaîne opératoire of house construction.
PalMeso Seminar Series Oct 27, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ryan Rabett, (Queen's University Belfast) - Human adaptation to coastal evolution in Southeast Asia (SUNDASIA): Preliminary results from the first year of work
Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory Oct 27, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Salle du Conseil, MAE, Nanterre,
Prof John Robb (University of Cambridge) and Prof Boris Valentin (Université Paris 1) - Material culture and related concepts in Prehistory (Chairman: Prof Nathan Schlanger)
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Oct 27, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Julia Beaumont, (University of Bradford) - Stable isotopes from the first 1000 days of life: Dentine collagen as an archive of maternal and infant nutrition
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Oct 27, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Seminar led by Dr Parker VanValkenburgh on hybridity and colonisation

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Upcoming events

Social inequality before farming?

Jan 22, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

Jan 22, 2018

West Building Seminar Room

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Jan 23, 2018

The Mond Building, Free School Lane

D Caucus Seminar

Jan 23, 2018

Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue

CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series

Jan 23, 2018

Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2018

McDonald Institute, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

Jan 25, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Stree

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