Graduate School

Archaeology seminars

The Archaeology research seminars take place weekly on Thursdays at 6pm 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. 

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars take place 5.30-6.30pm (unless otherwise stated) on Thursdays online.

To receive a link to join the session please email to be added to the Archaeology seminar mailing list.

Event schedule

Semester 2 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 21 Jan

Professor Trevor Watkins (University of Edinburgh)

'Gods and temples at the dawn of the Holocene. Can you believe it?' 

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Thursday 28 Jan

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz, Dr Robin Bendrey, Dr Zsuzsanna Vegh (University of Edinburgh)  

'HCA short talks: Turf roundhouses in Aberdeenshire, zooarchaeology, illicit trade in antiquities'

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Thursday 4 Feb Professor Sam Turner (University of Newcastle)


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Thursday 11 Feb Dr Canan Çakirlar (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

'Animals and the Anthropocene in the Ancient Near East (and adjacent regions)' 

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Thursday 18 Feb

Dr Helen Dawson (Freie Universität Berlin)

'Network science and island archaeology'

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Thursday 25 Feb Dr Gabriel Moshenska (UCL Institute of Archaeology)

'Mau Mau: The archaeology and heritage of Britain's Gulag in 1950s Kenya'

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Thursday 4 Mar Alicia Nuñez-Garcíav (University of Edinburgh)

'Connecting worlds: Understanding intercultural contact between Atlantic Iberia and Western Phoenicians'

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Thursday 11 Mar Carlos Cáceres-Puerto (University of Edinburgh) 


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Further information

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

Dr Beatrijs de Groot (, Alicia Nuñez-García ( Guillermo Diaz de Liano del Valle (

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.