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Cambridge Archaeology Field Group Mar 07, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Paddy Lambert, (Oxford Archaeology East) - The People of Roman Britain: introducing the Romano-British.
D Caucus Seminar Mar 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Alessandro Launaro, (Faculty of Classics) - The transformations of Roman Italy: the view from Interamna Lirenas
Professional Development Series Term Card Mar 06, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Jess Beck - Effective Conference Presentations and Networking
PalMeso Seminar Series Mar 02, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
CANCELLED_Peny Tsakanikou, (University of Southampton) - Talk the Walk: Exploring hominin movement in the Lower Palaelolithic Aegean dry land
George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series Mar 02, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Rhiannon Stevens, (UCL) - UP-North: Exploring the deglacial environment of the Late Upper Palaeolithic recolonisation of Northern Europe
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Mar 02, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Theme 'Age': Old Places
Heritage Research Group Mar 01, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Peter Stone, (UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection & Peace, Newcastle University) - Protecting cultural property during armed conflict - responsibility or distraction
Egyptian World Seminar Series Feb 28, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Harrods Room, Queen’s building, Emmanuel College,
Pippa Browne - Secret agents? Mortuary offerings and temporality & Kimberley Watt - The administration of monumental projects: Out of their world?
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 28, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Mateja Hajdinjak, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) - Ancient DNA studies of early modern humans and late Neanderthals
D Caucus Seminar Feb 27, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Guy D Stiebel, (Tel Aviv University) - East is East and West is West? Roman Jerusalem and its elusive military camp
Americas Discussion Group Feb 27, 2018 from 02:45 PM to 03:45 PM Hicks Room, University Centre,
Laura Filloy Nadal, (Instituto Nacional De Anthropologia e Historia) - Embellished to perfection: Jade funerary regalia from the Maya Classic Period
Professional Development Series Feb 27, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Fred Lewsey (Comms Office) and Laure Bonner - Communicating your research to the wider world
The 4th Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond Feb 26, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Friends of Peterhouse Theatre, Peterhouse,
Dr Leonardo López Luján, (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City, and Director of the Proyecto Templo Mayor) - In Search of Aztec Tenochtitlan: recent archaeological discoveries in Mexico City
The Ancient India and Iran Trust Feb 23, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 23 Brooklands Avenue, CB2 8BG,
Christopher Wright, (British Library) - Robert Ker Porter's travels in Georgia Persia, Armenia and Mesopotamia 1817-1820
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 23, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Sam Griffiths, (University of Southampton) - Early Middle Palaeolithic Neanderthal occupation of the channel plain region
George Pitt Rivers Seminar Series Feb 23, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Leah Damman, (University of Cambridge) - Animal-human co-mingled interments in Neolithic Britain: A taphonomic approach via the case study of Carsington Pasture Cave's 3,000 bone fragments
BioAnth Seminar Series Feb 21, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Michael Berthaume, (Imperial College) - Anthropological engineering and hominin dietary ecology
McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series Feb 21, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Claudio Cavazzuti, (University of Durham) - From villages to proto-urban centres in Bronze Age Italy. Tracing external influences and internal developments through isotopes and mobility
CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series Feb 20, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road,
Caroline Goodson, (University of Cambridge) - Post-Roman urban gardens
Heritage Research Group Seminars Feb 20, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Ariane Perrin, (Centre for Korean Studies, CNRS-EHESS, Paris) - Tracking and repatriating lost Korean Buddhist cultural properties
D Caucus Seminar Feb 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue,
Tulsi Parikh, (Faculty of Classics) - Polytheism and the distribution of votives in Corinthia
CDAL Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab Feb 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Jeremy Huggett - Mind the gaps: Reusing archaeological digital data
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit Feb 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane,
Nicola Scardgno, (Polytechnic of Bari) - Definitions of a tool for landscapes' systemic-scalar reading: Classification hypothesis of the Mongolian landscapes
Professional Development Series Term Card Feb 20, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street,
Sarah Inskip and John Robb, (University of Cambridge) - Project Management
Asian Archaeology Seminar Special Lecture Feb 19, 2018 05:25 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Kirsten Hopper, (Durham University) - title tbc
Later European Prehistory Group Feb 19, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Department Room, Downing Street,
Pau Sureda, (University of Cambridge) Shedding new light on Pityusic Islands Prehistory
African Archaeology Group Feb 19, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Darryl Stump, (University of York) - Is ‘resilience’ a sustainable concept? Potential archaeological contributions to resilience and sustainability assessments with reference to Engaruka, Tanzania and Konso, Ethiopia.
Medieval Archaeology Group Feb 19, 2018 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Federica Codromaz, (CAU) - The Longobards' ethnogenetic development in the Danube River area: Cultural processes and social function
The Glanville Lecture 2018 Feb 17, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms,
Jan Assmann, (Honorary Professor at the University of Konstanz, Visiting Professor at the University of Luzern and Emeritus Professor at the University of Heidelberg) - The Book of Exodus and the Invention of Religion
PalMeso Seminar Series Feb 16, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Christian Hoggard, (Aarhus University) - Gradual and abrupt environmental change in the palaeolithic evidence from artefact design in two European case studies

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