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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 02, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Julien Cooper, (University of Oxford) - 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

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

May 26, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

PalMeso Seminar Series

May 26, 2017

South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

May 26, 2017

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk

May 29, 2017

Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

May 30, 2017

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

CDAL Workshop

May 30, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

May 31, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Leverhulme Lecture

May 31, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

Jun 01, 2017

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research