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 an informal gathering in a local pub.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 18.00 on Thursdays in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place.

Event schedule

Semester 2 2017/18
Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 25 Jan

Clara Filet (Université de Paris)

'Cities on the rise: The emergence of a urban system in La Tène Europe (4th-1st cent. BC)'

Thursday 8 Feb

Felicia Fricke (University of Leiden)

'The lifeways of enslaved people in the Dutch Caribbean: Evidence from material culture, human remains and oral history
Thursday 15 Feb

Guilio Lucarini 9University of Cambridge)

The Saharan cultural heritage before and after the Arab Spring: Case study of the Egyptian Western Desert
Thursday 22 Feb

Jessica Hendy (Max Planck Institute)

Thursday 1 Mar

Janet Montgomery (Durham University)

CANCELLED - '"Isotope Magic’" What do human strontium isotope ratios really tell us about migration?'
Thursday 8 Mar

Paul Nicholson (Cardiff University)

The catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara
Thursday 15 Mar

Beatrijs de Groot (University College London)

‘Ceramic assemblages and the Neolithisation of SE Europe; examining similarity networks and technological change’
Thursday 22 Mar

Lara Gonzalez Carretero (University College London)

New archaeobotanical methods for the analysis of archaeological food from Neolithic Çatalhöyük (Turkey)
Thursday 29 Mar

Caroline von Nicolai (Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich)

Last hunters or first farmers? The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Austrian Alps
Thursday 12 Apr

Andy Jones (University of Southampton)

Making a mark: Image and process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland

Further information

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


Dr Manuel Fernandez-Gotz

International & Erasmus exchange co-ordinator : Archaeology

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Contact details

Dr Guillaume Robin (, Indi Reeve and Carlos Cáceres Puerto.

Other Archaeology seminars

You may also be interested in the regular seminars organised by our student Archaeology Society or our postgraduate Archaeology seminar series.

ArchSoc seminar series

Archaeology postgraduate seminars

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.