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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
Contact email: 

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Paste not Plaster: new analytical protocol for the characterisation of the coffin set of Pakepu (680-664BC, Thebes) Friday, 26 April, 2024 - 13:15 Caterina Zaggia, University of Cambridge
Benchmarking palaeoproteomics strategies in ceramics Friday, 3 May, 2024 - 13:15 Ismael Rodriguez Palomo, University of Cambridge
Investigating early Islamic metalworking and the origins of a brass-making tradition Friday, 10 May, 2024 - 13:15 Mark Davis, University of Cambridge
Coal and Iron in Northern Roman Britain Friday, 17 May, 2024 - 13:15 Elizabeth La Duc, University of Cambridge
Molecular proxies for investigating Indigenous land use on Curaçao, Leeward Antilles (circa cal. AD 1227 – present) Friday, 24 May, 2024 - 13:15 Sophie Rabinow, University of Cambridge
New geochronological and geoarchaeological evidence of human transformations of the Mediterranean landscape during the late Middle Holocene Friday, 31 May, 2024 - 13:15 Gian Battista Marras, University of Cambridge