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Past Events

Later European Prehistory Group Jan 22, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room,
Neil Carlin, (University College Dublin) - A new beaker invasion hypothesis? Understanding genetic and cultural change in Ireland and Britain during the 3rd Millennium BC
Social inequality before farming? from Jan 22, 2018 09:00 AM to Jan 23, 2018 05:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Multidisciplinary approaches to the investigation of egalitarian and non-egalitarian social relationships in prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Jan 19, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG,
Emily Hannam, (Royal Collection) - Georges, Nawabs and Nabobs: The British monarchs and India in the 18th century
BioAnth Seminar Series Jan 17, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fi,
Martin Jones, (University of Cambridge) - The domestication of the seasons, a later critical stage in the transformation of cultivated plants
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Jan 17, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Christos Tsirogiannis, (University of Cambridge) - Recent developments in illicit antiquities research
CDAL Workshop Jan 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marc Vander Linden and Neil Droust - Since archaeological cultures exist, let's model them!
Asian Archaeology Group Jan 16, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Kenichi Sasaki, (Meiji University) - Approach to state formation in early Japan from a peripheral perspective
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Jan 10, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Bill Franklin, (Independent Researcher) - A brief history of enclosure, using Cambridgeshire examples
The Ancient India and Iran Trust - Special Event for Friends Dec 13, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Peter Frankopan, (University of Oxford) - Sir Harold Bailey and the content of Indian, Iranian and Asian Studies
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Dec 06, 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Mike Coles and Terry Dymott, (CAFG) - Holes and Hills: CAFG fieldwork over the last year
PalMeso Seminar Series Dec 01, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Andreas Maier, (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) - Demographic Development and Settlement Dynamics from the Gravettian to the Magdalenian in Western and Central Europe
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Dec 01, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alena Giesche, (University of Cambridge) - Gypsum deposits as a climate proxy in arid environments
Heritage Research Group Nov 30, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Doreen Pastor, (University of Bristol) - Dark Tourism or Difficult Heritage? Visitor experiences at German memorial sites.
Medieval Archaeology Group Nov 29, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Nicola Griffith, (Author of ‘Hild’) - A reading from the sequel
BioAnth Seminar Series Nov 29, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Heather Bonney, (Natural History Museum, London) - Beyond recognition: The application of biological anthropology to identification of the more recently deceased
Mycenaean Seminars Nov 29, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Dr José Miguel Jiménez Delgado, (Universidad de Sevilla) - Nominative case and brachylogic syntax in Mycenaean texts
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Nov 29, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED - Dr Argyro Nafplioti, (University of Cambridge) - Early population life histories from Crete
Ancient Near East Nov 28, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Ray, (University of Cambridge) - Assyriology through Egyptological Spectacles
CLANS (Cambridge Later Antquity Network Seminar) Nov 28, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law,
Aaron Pelttari, (University of Edinburgh) - Literary trends and the In Evangelia of Severus, bishop of Málaga
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Nov 28, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Aurélie Névot, (Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan, EHESS, Paris) - Mo: "master/sacrificial victim" (Yi-Sani shamanistic writing, China): Substantial mobility (transsubstantiation) between the Masters of psalmody (bimos) and their sacrificial victims (mo)
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Imogen Gunn, (MAA) - Getting to the bottom of the Cambridge Ale Jug
African Archaeology Group Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Caleb Adebayo Folorunso, (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) - Benin Cultural Landscape in the face of Industrial Developments’
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Lunchtime Seminars Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Imogen Gunn, (MAA) - Getting to the bottom of the Cambridge Ale Jug
The Human Evolutionary Studies Group Nov 28, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building,
Marta Mirazón Lahr, (University of Cambridge) - Concepts in Human Evolutionary Studies: a Room 101 Approach: Archaic Homo sapiens and extinction
Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem Nov 27, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Laura James, (Oxford Archaeology) will lead a round table discussion: Women in Archaeology
Material Culture Lab Guest Lecture Series Nov 27, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
POSTPONED TO LENT TERM - Stephanie Wynne-Jones, (University of York) - What can ceramics tell us about religion and authority?
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 24, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Sara K. Becker, (The University of California Riverside) - Skeletal Evidence of Labour and Crafting within the Tiwanaku State (AD 500-1100)
PalMeso Seminar Series Nov 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Emily Tilby, (University of Cambridge) - Palaeoenvironmental Implications of the Small Mammal Fauna of Haua Fteah Cave, Northern Libya
Cambridge - Paris Seminar - Inside Prehistoric Societies: Dialogue on the epistemologies of Prehistory Nov 24, 2017 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Dr Fanny Bocquentin, (CNRS, France) & Prof Marie-Louise Sorensen, (University of Cambridge) - Gender and identity in Prehistory
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Nov 24, 2017 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Marissa Ledger, (University of Cambridge) - Archaeological Evidence for Human Intestinal Parasites in the Roman Empire

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Upcoming events

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Apr 25, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Aegean Archaeology Group

Apr 26, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

Apr 26, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Apr 27, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Apr 27, 2018

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

African Archaeology Group

Apr 30, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

Apr 30, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research