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Department of Archaeology


The Pitt-Rivers Archaeological Science Seminars are well-established as a relatively informal and highly dynamic meeting point for archaeological scientists of all kinds who share their research as it happens – often, before it has made it to publications. Our speakers include researchers based in or around Cambridge as well as visitors from around the world.

The 2023/24 organisers are Dr Kate Klesner (ck645), Rosie Crawford (rrc31), and Frijda Schmidt (afs42)

Location: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Seminar Room

Time: Fridays during term-time, 13:15-14:00

Future events will be announced here 


Contact name: 
Kate Klesner
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Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Reconstructing post-marital residence with strontium isotopes in the Later Stone Age in northern Malawi Friday, 13 October, 2023 - 13:15 Professor Stanley Ambrose, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Embodiment of Marginalisation: What human and textual archives can tell us about the lived experience of South Africa's oppressed Friday, 20 October, 2023 - 13:15 Dr Linda Mbeki, University of Cambridge
*UPDATE* Luxury technologies and collective action: the REVERSEACTION project Friday, 27 October, 2023 - 13:15 Professor Marcos Martinón-Torres
The peopling of the Americas: A chronological perspective Friday, 3 November, 2023 - 13:15 Dr Lorena Becerra-Valdivia, University of Oxford
Another step on geometric morphometrics: applications on material culture Friday, 10 November, 2023 - 13:15 Dr Alfredo Cortell-Nicolau, University of Cambridge
Constructing Identity in Death: A Case-study from Metal Period Philippines Friday, 17 November, 2023 - 13:15 Professor Marc Oxenham, University of Aberdeen
Colours in Medieval stained glass: The Canterbury story Friday, 24 November, 2023 - 13:15 Dr Agnese Benzonelli, University of Cambridge
On the wing: Morphological variation in the osteology of Anatidae (excluding Anserinae) of the Levant Friday, 1 December, 2023 - 13:15 Dr Ashleigh Haruda, University of Oxford