Selected Events

Host: Department of Archaeology
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Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Amy Bogaard: "Recent Explorations of Early Urban Agroecology in Western Eurasia"

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series
Organized by Ayushi Nayak [more]
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Organisers: Francesco d'Errico & Michael Petraglia [more]
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Organised by Shixia Yang and Michael Petraglia [more]
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Isotope Research in Archaeology

DA Workshop
The Stable Isotope Research Group of the Department of Archaeology is hosting a one-day invited workshop on Monday 17th of September that will focus on recent developments and future avenues of isotope research in archaeology. [more]
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Cultural Innovations in the Middle and Later Stone Age of East Africa: Panga Ya Saïdi, Kenya - Preliminary results

DA Talk
Our knowledge of the cultural innovations associated with the Middle Stone Age (MSA) and the Later Stone Age (LSA) in Africa has significantly increased over the last twenty years, mainly thanks to the excavations carried out in Southern Africa and Morocco. We do not have information of the same quality for Eastern Africa. The archaeological cave site of Panga Ya Saïdi (PYS), in Kenya, offers a great opportunity to address this issue. I will present preliminary results of a joint, multi-authored study of beads, bone tools, engraved bones, and pigment lumps recovered during recent excavation at PYS, and discuss their significance for the emergence and evolution of new cultural practices within the MSA and the LSA of this region. [more]
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Distinguished Lecture by Dr. María Martinón-Torres - "The Evolution of Homo sapiens: Asian Perspectives"

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series
Recent discoveries have prompted the necessity to reconsider the weight that Asia may have played in the evolution of modern humans. Simple and linear models to explain the origin and dispersals of H. sapiens seem to be progressively outdated by the new paleoanthropological and archaeological sites. Here I present a general overview of some key fossil samples that place modern humans outside Africa close to 100,000 years ago, increasing the time of overlap with other archaic hominins and posing new questions about the time and pattern of H. sapiens expansion into Asia. Hosts: Michael Petraglia and Nicole Boivin, Department of Archaeology [more]
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Workshop: International Applications of Archaeological Science

DA Workshop
The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is hosting an intensive, invitation-only, one-week workshop for early career researchers from all over the world, from 13-17 March 2018. [more]
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