Archaeology seminars

The Archaeology research seminars take place weekly on Thursdays and are open to all.

Seminar description

The Archaeology seminars provide an opportunity for discussion of current research developments on a range of archaeological themes from diverse chronological and geographical areas.

The talks are open to all. Sessions are followed by a reception in the McMillan Room, William Robertson Wing.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars take place 5.30-6.30pm on Thursdays in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place.

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Event schedule

Semester 1 2019/20
Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 26 Sept

Manuel Fernandez-Götz (Edinburgh) and Hrvoje Potrebica (Zagreb)       

'Archaeology of a First Millennium BC crossroads in the Balkans: Excavations at the Kaptol hillfort and its environment'

Thursday 3 Oct Maxime Brami (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

'Prehistory and politics: lessons from V. Gordon Childe's early career'  

Thursday 17 Oct

Astrid Nyland (Stavanger)

'Lithic raw material procurement practices and quarries from the Mesolithic and Neolithic/Bronze Age'
Thursday 24 Oct

Alan Outram (Exeter)

'Mitchell Prehisitoric indian village: Investigating the first farmers in the northern plain of North America'
Thursday 31 Oct

Oliver Harris (Leicester)

'Assembling past worlds: Neolithic Britain and the challenge of contemporary theory'

Thursday 14 Nov

Jonny Geber (Edinburgh)

'Harvested bodies: Anatomisation of adolescent suicides in nineteenth-century Scania, Sweden'

Thursday 21 Nov

Andrew Bevan (UCL) 

'From Pandora’s pithos to Egil’s stockfish. A quick but comparative archaeology of European and Mediterranean food storage practices'

NB Will now take place in G.16, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place

Thursday 28 Nov

Diane Bolger (Edinburgh) 

CANCELLED - 'Figurine makers of prehistoric Cyprus: Final results of the 2001-2011 excavations at Souskiou Laona'

Further information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the organisers.

Dr Guillaume Robin (, Dr Joanne Rowland (

Other Archaeology seminars

You may also be interested in the regular seminars on Mediterranean Archaeology and those organised by our student Archaeology Society.

Mediterranean Archaeology seminars ArchSoc seminar series

Find out what else is on

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.