The Institute is delighted to announce the election of Professor Cyprian Broodbank to the John Disney Professorship of Archaeology. He will become the twelfth Disney Professor and the third McDonald Institute Director, following the retirement of Professor Graeme Barker from those posts next year.
New work on caves and their landscapes in the pre-Columbian Caribbean opens up an exciting opportunity to expand our knowledge of Caribbean rock art on these well-preserved, yet fragile cave walls.
The highlight in the calendar year of the McDonald Institute is the Annual Lecture. This year we were delighted to welcome Professor Christine Hastorf from the University of California Berkeley who presented her research on the prehistory of the Central Andes.
Professors Graeme Barker and Martin Jones have been invited to become Members of Academia Europaea in recognition of their outstanding achievements in research.
Prehistory Day at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit on Saturday 26 October 2013 was a huge success.
On 17 October 2013 Professor Graeme Barker delivered the annual St John’s College Lecture at the University of Hull, on the theme ‘Why Did Our Ancestors become Farmers?’