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Department of Archaeology


The Palaeolithic-Mesolithic seminar series (PalMeso) is the longest running format of talks within the Department of Archaeology. PalMeso present talks on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic, and is open and free to anyone who is interested to come along. Talks are given by internal MPhil and PhD research students, as well as post-docs, visiting scholars and university lecturers from UK and overseas academic institutions.

Future events will be announced here.

The seminar series organisers are Aman Kang and Anna Mika (arm200)


Event location: 
McDonald Institute, Seminar Room / Zoom

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Pareidolia and Cave Art: Integrating Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understand the Cognitive Mechanisms Behind the Emergence of Palaeolithic Art Friday, 4 November, 2022 - 16:00 Dr. Isobel Wisher (Aarhus University)
lntegrating Palaeoclimate into the Study of the Past Friday, 11 November, 2022 - 16:30 Dr. Michela Leonardi (University of Cambridge)
News from the Negev Desert (Israel): a New Perspective on the Role of Nubian and Centripetal Levallois Knapping Modes in the Middle Palaeolithic of the Levant Friday, 18 November, 2022 - 16:30 Maya Oron (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Exploring Technological Variability in the Lower Palaeolithic: A Multi-Scalar Approach Friday, 24 February, 2023 - 16:30 James Clark (University of Cambridge)
Prehistory of the Upper Jordan River - the First Million Years Friday, 3 March, 2023 - 16:30 Professor Gonen Sharon (Tel-Hai College)
Fire, Culture, and Society: Excavations at the MIS 11 site of Barnham, Suffolk Friday, 10 March, 2023 - 16:30 Dr. Nick Ashton (British Museum)