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African Archaeology Group

The African Archaeology Group was set up in 2008 to revive the African Seminar previously established by Dr John Alexander. Its aims are to discuss current research programs and results of Cambridge archaeologists working in Africa, to hold seminars by Africanist speakers, to bridge University departments and research bodies interested in Africa’s past, and to maintain the tradition of Cambridge’s long-standing involvement in African archaeology.

 

The seminars are followed by a wine reception.

 

African Archaeology Group Oct 24, 2016 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Eleanor Scerri, (University of Oxford) - Thinking about recent human evolution beyond the savannahs: The evidence from West Africa
African Archaeology Group Nov 21, 2016 from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ceri Ashley, (University of Pretoria and University of East Anglia) - Finding the imagined community of Mapungubwe in thirteenth century southern Africa
African Archaeology Group Jan 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Ceri Shipton, (University of Cambridge) - Holocene rock art in the Jubbah Oasis (northern Arabia) and Afro-Asiatic connections
African Archaeology Group Feb 20, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Philippa Ryan, (British Museum) - Modern and ancient agricultural practices in Nubia, ethnographic and archaeobotanical perspectives into changing crop choices and foodways
African Archaeology Group Mar 06, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Alice Stevenson, (Curator Petrie Museum) - Predynastic Egyptian figurines and the origins of the Egyptian state
African Archaeology Group May 01, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Julian Cooper, (University of Exeter) - The Narrative of Nomads: Reconstructing the history of the Blemmyes and the Eastern Desert in Antiquity
African Archaeology Group May 15, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM West Building Seminar Room, Division Room, Downing Street,
Joanne Clarke, (University of East Anglia) - The Western Sahara (Title tbc)

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Upcoming events

Para-colonial legacies: German & British imaginaries of ancient Aegean landscapes

Dec 16, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Cambridge Antiquarian Society

Jan 09, 2017

Law Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site

Americas Archaeology Group

Jan 17, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Jan 17, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Jan 18, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminars

Jan 19, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

African Archaeology Group

Jan 30, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Jan 31, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Egyptian World Seminar Series

Feb 01, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research