School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Archaeology seminars

The Archaeology research seminars take place weekly on Thursdays at 18.00 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 begin at 18.00 on Thursdays in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place.

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Event schedule

Semester 2 2018-2019
Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 24 Jan

Hugo Anderson-Whymark (National Museum of Scotland)              

'Conversations with magic stones'

Thursday 31 Jan

Lindsey Buster (Edinburgh)

'Underworld encounters: A mortuary landscape on the Moray Firth, NE Scotland’
Thursday7 Feb

Anna Kjellström (Stockholm)

'The postmortem treatment of human and animal remains at the Mesolithic site Kanaljorden, Sweden '
Thursday 14 Feb

Barbara Horejs (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

'Trajectories of the Neolithic between Anatolia, Aegean and the Balkans: New data from cross-border fieldworks'
Thursday 28 Feb

Margaret Maitland and Dan Potter      

‘Redisplaying Ancient Egypt at the National Museum of Scotland’
Thursday 7 Mar

Sera Yelozer (Istanbul)        

'Detecting individual and collective identities – gender, age, crafts, and the intersectionality of identities at Aşıklı Höyük'
Thursday 14 Mar

Yağmur Heffron (UCL)

'An Embarrassment of Riches: Correlating Burial Wealth with Historical Narratives of Impoverishment in Ancient Kanesh'
Thursday 21 Mar

Enrico Crema (Cambridge)         

'New and old problems in archaeological demography: the case of summed-probability distribution of 14th-century dates'
Thursday 28 Mar

Rhys Williams (York)            

‘Visualising Vindolanda: A 3D and chemical investigation of preservation’

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 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.