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 1 2020/21
Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 24 Sept Hallie Buckley (University of Otago)

'The final frontier bioarchaeology of colonising populations in the Pacific Islands'

NB this seminar will start at 8pm

Thursday 1 Oct Various - School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

'Experiences from fieldwork: Looking back and looking forward'

Thursday 8 Oct

Tomáš Alušík (Charles University Prague)

'Health and medicine in prehistoric and archaic Greece'
Thursday 15 Oct

Enrique Moral de Eusebio (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)


Thursday 22 Oct

Karsten Wentink (Sidestone Press Leiden)

'Stereotype: The role of grave sets in Corded Ware and Bell Beaker funerary practices'
Thursday 5 Nov

Sirio Canos Donnay (Incipit CSIC, Santiago de Compostela)

'Shrines, fortresses, and shifting towns: archaeology of the Upper Casamance, Senegal (7th-19th C)'

Thursday 12 Nov

Çiler Çilingiroglu (Ege University Izmir)

'Current themes in the Neolithisation of Anatolia'

Thursday 19 Nov

Audrey Scardina (University of Edinburgh)

'The cultural evolution of early Christian churches: a case study of the Alaca Mountain region of Lycia'

Thursday 26 Nov Jon Henderson (University of Edinburgh) 'Heritage and global challenges: How archaeology can save the World'
Thursday 3 Dec Jonathan Gardner - (Edinburgh College of Art) 'The archaeology of mega events: From the Great Exhibition to London 2012'

Further information

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

Dr Beatrijs de Groot (, Dr Joanne Rowland (, 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.