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
An almost complete Bronze Age wheel believed to be the largest and earliest of its kind found in the UK is being excavated at Must Farm.
Prehistoric skeletal remains of a group of foragers massacred in northern Kenya's Rift Valley around 10,000 years ago offer earliest evidence of a violent encounter between clashing groups