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Seminars

Seminars are held at 12.00pm in Richardson Room 1S3 (unless otherwise stated)

Wednesday 11th October

Professor Hallie Buckley, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago
& Dr Peter Petchey, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Otago

To Greener Fields: The archaeology & bioarchaeology of St. John’s Cemetery, Milton, South Otago.

Monday 28th August 

Dr Peter J. Matthews, Field Sciences Laboratory, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan

Hot and Cold on the Trail of Taro (Colocasia Esculenta): how and where did wetland and dryland cultivars originate?

Friday 2nd June (Please Note: Change of venue to Benham Seminar Room, Zoology Dept)

Prof. Mike Bunce, Curtin University, Perth

‘Sequencing the world’ – how DNA metabarcoding can assist in reconstructing ecosystem composition both past and present​.

Wednesday 17th May

Monica Tromp, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

The Role of Plants in the Settlement of the Southwest Pacific.

Wednesday 3rd May

Dr Jonny Gerber, Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago

‘Against Shameless and Systematic Calumny’: Strategies of Domination and Resistance and their Impact on the Bodies of the Poor in 19th-century Ireland.

Wednesday 12th April

Helene Martinsson-Wallin, Associate Professor at Uppsala University Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland, Adjunct Professor at The National University of Samoa, Center for Samoan Studies, Visiting Fellow to The Australian National National University (2015-2017) and Matatiki Fellow, University of Otago.

In the footsteps of 'Tjelvar' - Research on 1800 years of Cultural and Natural Transitions in the Lina Mire area on Gotland Island, in the Baltic Sea

Wednesday 5th April

Helene Martinsson-Wallin, Associate Professor at Uppsala University Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland, Adjunct Professor at The National University of Samoa, Center for Samoan Studies, Visiting Fellow to The Australian National National University (2015-2017) and Matatiki Fellow, University of Otago.

Tala Eli in Samoa - the Pulemelei mound excavation and beyond

Wednesday 22nd March

Dylan Gaffney, Research Coordinator, Southern Pacific Archaeological Research

"Materialising production and exchange in pre-colonial Melanesia: intersections of archaeology, ethnography, and geology"

Wednesday 8th March (Please Note: Change of venue to St David Complex, Seminar Room 1)

Mary Mennis

'Sailing for survival: canoes, pots, and trading in Madang, Papua New Guinea’