School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Archaeology seminars

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 seminars 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 2 2019/20
Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 16 Jan Dave Cowley (Historic Environment Scotland)

‘Because I say so, because the computer says so​: Towards accountable knowledge creation in archaeological​ prospection'

Thursday 23 Jan Barbara Horejs  (OREA Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

'Trajectories of the Neolithic between Anatolia, Aegean and the Balkans: New data from cross-border fieldworks"'

Tues 28 Jan

Dr Diane Bolger Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus: Settlement and Cemeteries at Souskiou (Diane Bolger)

Book launch with ArchSoc seminars

6pm Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School
Thursday 30 Jan

Alex Hale (University of Edinburgh)

'Archaeologies of Scotland’s contemporary historic environment'              

Thursday 6 Feb

Courtney Astrom (University of Edinburgh)

'Comparative projectile trauma: An examination of the differences in skeletal trauma inflicted by firearms and archery weapons'
Thursday 13 Feb

Marta Diaz-Guardamino (Durham University)

tbc

Thursday 27 Feb

Chiara Bonacchi (University of Stirling)

tbc

Thursday 12 Mar

Katharine Steinke (University of Edinburgh)

'Prosperous Iron Age comunity or invading Romans? Who built the Folkestone Roman villa? A faunal analysis of the animal bones from Folkestone, Kent, England'

Thursday 19 Mar Miroslav Barta (Charles University) CANCELLED 'Swimmers in the sand. The early rock-art of Gilf Kebir in Egyptian Western Desert'
Thursday 26 Mar Wolfgang Haak  (Max Planck Institute)     CANCELLED 
Thursday 2 Apr Munro Lecture  - Prof David Fontjin (Leiden) 

'Economies of destruction - Metalwork deposition and the creation of value in Bronze Age Europe'

Please note that this event starts at 5:15pm

Further information

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

Dr Guillaume Robin (guillaume.robin@ed.ac.uk), Dr Joanne Rowland (Joanne.Rowland@ed.ac.uk)

Other Archaeology seminars

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

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.