Simon Stoddart discusses The Bronze Age Collapse, the name given by many historians to what appears to have been a sudden, uncontrolled destruction of dominant civilizations around 1200 BC in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia.
Cyprian Broodbank explains how the Must Farm excavation is transforming our understanding of Bronze Age life on BBC Radio 4's 'Start the Week' programme
Philippa Steele, of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Classics and a McDonald Institute Fellow, has been awarded a major European grant to run the project 'Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems' (CREWS)
Rare Nepali textile finds raise prospect of Silk Road extending further south than previously thought
Analyses of cloth remains found near a gold/silver funerary mask in the Samdzong tomb complex in Nepal point to connections with north-east Asia and suggest the possibility that Samdzong was inserted into the long-distance trade network of the Silk Road.
New publication co-edited by McDonald Institute research associate Sacha Jones
New research challenges belief that stencils of small hands at the rock art site of Wadi Sura II in Egypt’s Western Desert are those of human babies or primates