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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 orgainsers are Rachel Blevis, Mark Davis, Ruairidh Macleod and Miranda Evans.

Future events will be announced here.

 

Contact name: 
Ruairidh Macleod
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Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
TBC Friday, 17 June, 2022 - 13:30 Emily Tilby, University of Cambridge
Regional Practices in an Interconnected World: Middle Islamic Ceramics (1000-1500 CE) from the Erbil Plain Friday, 17 June, 2022 - 13:00 Kyra Kaercher, University of Cambridge
TBC Friday, 10 June, 2022 - 13:30 Julia Montes-Landa, University of Cambridge
A tale of multiple alloys: modelling metallurgical practices in the Eastern Highlands of Colombia (AD 600-1600) Friday, 10 June, 2022 - 13:00 Jasmine Vieri, University of Cambridge
Pots, people and past culinary habits: Organic residue analysis of ancient ceramic containers Monday, 30 May, 2022 - 13:15 Jasmine Lundy, University of York
3D scanning to preserve subterranean heritage Friday, 27 May, 2022 - 13:30 Jonathan Lester, Cambridge Archaeological Unit
Rethinking the Migration Period at the border of the late Roman Empire: a multi-proxy biomolecular approach Friday, 27 May, 2022 - 13:00 Margaux Depaermentier, University of Basel
Pierced or perforated: Using 3D models to differentiate anthropogenic piercing from natural perforations in shells Friday, 20 May, 2022 - 13:15 Marjolein Bosch, Austrian Academy of Sciences
A glimpse into the lives of 'Leprosy' and Hansens disease sufferers through time Friday, 13 May, 2022 - 13:30 Alette Blom, University of Cambridge
65,535 shades of scrimshaw Friday, 13 May, 2022 - 13:00 Laura Courto, University of Cambridge
Strontium isotopes and bioarchaeology – Baselines and limitations Friday, 29 April, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Prof. Christophe Snoeck, Vrie Universiteit Brussel
Dietary Change in Human Evolution Tuesday, 15 March, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30 Mark Thomas, University College London
Four legs good: ancient animal genomics and the Near Eastern origins of cattle, sheep and goat. Friday, 11 March, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Dan Bradley, Trinity College Dublin
Palaeoproteomic analyses of dog palaeofaeces reveal a preserved dietary and host digestive proteome Friday, 4 March, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Anne Kathrine Runge, University of Copenhagen
65,000 years of changing plant food and landscape use at Madjedbebe, Mirarr Country, northern Australia Friday, 25 February, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Anna Florin, University of Cambridge
Pierced or perforated: Using 3D models to differentiate anthropogenic piercing from natural perforations in shells Friday, 18 February, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Marjolein Bosch, Austrian academy of sciences
A talk about some Very Good Dogs Friday, 11 February, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Audrey Lin, Smithsonian Institution
Prehistory of the Eastern European Plain Friday, 4 February, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Lehti Saag, UCL / University of Tartu
Microbial lipids and their application to study ancient microbiomes and environments Friday, 28 January, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Ainara Sistiaga, University of Copenhagen
Identification of ancient silks using proteomics and immunoassays Friday, 21 January, 2022 - 13:15 to 14:00 Bing Wang, Institute of Textile Conservation, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou
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POSTPONED: Palaeoproteomic analyses of dog palaeofaeces reveal a preserved dietary and host digestive proteome Friday, 3 December, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Anne Kathrine Runge, University of York
Under the Surface: X-ray Imaging in the British Museum Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Dan O'Flynn, British Museum
Large-Scale Migration into Britain During the Middle to Late Bronze Age Friday, 19 November, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 David Reich, Harvard Medical School
Understanding human adaptation from modern and ancient DNA sequences Friday, 12 November, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Rasmus Nielsen, University of California Berkely
Practices, techniques and productions of a brass founder in a 15th century Brussels workshop Friday, 5 November, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Lise Saussus, University of Louvain
Humans think through and with materials. So what? Wednesday, 3 November, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Maikel Kuijpers, Leiden University
Specialized aquatic animal exploitation at Nahal Ein Gev II, Israel and the division of labor at the Epipaleolithic-Neolithic crossroads Friday, 29 October, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Natalie Munro, University of Connecticut
New Directions in Coastal and Underwater Geoarchaeology. Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Ruth Shahak-Gross, University of Haifa
Exploring the genetics of the extinct Darwin’s ground sloth <i>Mylodon darwinii</i> population from Cueva del Milodón, Chile Friday, 15 October, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Maria Zicos, Natural History Museum
Deep time proteins: an eggcellent resource for reconstructing past human-environment interactions Friday, 8 October, 2021 - 13:15 to 14:00 Beatrice Demarchi, University of Turin
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