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About the McDonald Institute

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research exists to further research by Cambridge archaeologists and their collaborators into all aspects of the human past, across time and space.

Laboratories

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and the Division of Archaeology jointly support a number of internationally recognised laboratories for archaeological science.

Postgraduate Study

 
Our History

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in the University of Cambridge was established in 1990 through a generous benefaction from the late Dr D.M. McDonald. The benefaction enabled the University to construct and maintain purpose-built premises for the Institute which include research rooms and laboratories, together with archive space and a seminar room.

Showcasing research highlights and outreach for the academic year 2015-2016

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Upcoming events

Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk

Jan 23, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Jan 24, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Ancient Near East Seminar Series

Jan 24, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

BioAnth Seminar Series

Jan 25, 2017

Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fi

Heritage Research Group

Jan 26, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Americas Archaeology Group

Jan 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Jan 27, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Jan 27, 2017

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

Asian Archaeology Group

Jan 30, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research