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The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research serves as an interdisciplinary hub aiming to provide a shared intellectual home for archaeologists at Cambridge with a programme of seminars, workshops, conferences, publications and research grants as well as laboratory space for a wide range of archaeological research which crosses continents, periods and approaches in its exploration of the diversity of the human past.


NOW AVAILABLE: Riversides: Neolithic Barrows, a Beaker Grave, Iron Age and Anglo Saxon Burials and Settlement at Trumpington, Cambridge

Not only does this volume provide a summary of the development of the now widely investigated greater Trumpington/ Addenbrooke’s landscape – including its major Middle Bronze Age settlements and an important Late Iron Age complex – but overviews recent fieldwork results from South Cambridgeshire. Including historiographical-themed Inset sections, (plus an account of the War Ditches’ Anglo-Saxon cemetery and Grantchester’s settlement of that period), there are detailed scientific analyses (e.g. DNA, isotopic and wear studies of its utilized human bone) and more than 30 radiocarbon dates were achieved. The concluding chapter critically addresses issues of local continuity and de facto notions of ‘settlement evolution’.

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Showcasing research highlights and outreach for the academic year 2016-2017

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Ivory Identification 2018

Sep 21, 2018

Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research