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Cardiff Archaeology Research Seminars - autumn 2014 & spring 2015

In the Autumn all seminars take place in room 4.44 John Percival Building (Humanities Building) at 17:10, unless otherwise stated.

In the Spring all seminars take place in room 0.36 John Percival Building (Humanities Building) at 17:10, unless otherwise stated.

All welcome

 

Autumn Semester 2014 Room 4.44 John Percival Building

02 October

Ben Jervis (Cardiff University)

The Entangled Lives of Objects and Documents: Rural Material Culture in Medieval England

 

09 October

Robin Bendrey (University of Reading)

The man who stares at goats: a zooarchaeologist’s investigations into human-animal relationships at the origins of farming in the Zagros Mountains

 

16 October

Taylor Lauritsen (Cardiff University)

Choosing Sides: Laterality and Movement in Greek and Roman Houses

 

23 October

Lucy Cramp (University of Bristol)

From beeswax to bitumen: unwrapping mummification techniques in Egypt using biomolecular approaches

 

30 October

Kostas Kotsakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Paliambela Kolindros in Northern Greece and the earliest Neolithic in Greece: New evidence, new concepts

 

13 November

Vicky Crewe (Cardiff University)

Squalid, Wretched and Dangerous: Victorian Uses for Tudor Ruins

 

20 November

Jacqueline Cahill Wilson (LIARI Project)

What did the Romans ever do for us? Ireland and the Roman Empire

 

27 November

Hannah O'Regan (University of Nottingham)

Australopithecus and how many carnivores? The palaeoecology of African hominins

 

04 December

Marc Vander Linden (University College London)

For those about to farm, we salute you: recent work on the neolithisation of the western Balkans

 

11 December

Peter Guest and Jonathan Davies (Cardiff University)

Astronomers, Astrology and Cosmology at Roman Caerleon and Beyond

 

Spring Semester 2015 Room 0.36 John Percival Building

29 January

Elizabeth Bloxham (Cardiff University)

Who were the quarry workers? investigating the origins of stone crafting in the Wadi Hammamat region of the Egyptian Eastern Desert

 

05 February

Jo Bruck (University of Bristol)

Landscapes of desire: parks, colonialism and identity in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland

 

12 February

David Wheatley and Marta Diaz Guardamino (University of Southampton)

Myth and reality: some recent work on Iberian Bronze Age Iberian ‘Warrior Stele’

 

19 February

Martin Smith (Bournemouth University)

Keeping the Family Together: Prehistoric Mortuary Practices on Cranborne Chase, Dorset

 

05 March

Alistair Pike (University of Southampton)

Isotopic windows on Neanderthal behaviour: Work in progress

 

12 March

Tom Moore (Durham University)

'How to win friends and influence people’: Living and performing Iron Age ‘oppida’

 

19 March

Ben Roberts (Durham University)

Trading Places - The Salcombe Bronze Age shipwreck and the interconnected world of the mid 2nd millennium BC

 

26 March

Richard Hingley (Durham University)

Iron Age and Roman Heritages: The relevance of the ancient past

 

23 April

Clive Gamble (University of Southampton)

The rise of persistent places: new research at La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey

 

30 April

Mark Macklin (University of Aberystwyth)

The rivers of civilization: the influence of changing hydromorphic regime on floodwater farming