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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. It produces the Cambridge Archaeological Journal and publishes peer-reviewed books of the highest quality across a range of subjects in the form of fieldwork monographs (McDonald Monographs) and thematic edited volumes (McDonald Conversations).


NOW AVAILABLE: The Evolution of Fragility: Setting the Terms

The latest volume in our recently launched, online Conversations Series... The central theme of this volume, edited by Professor Norman Yoffee, is to undermine some traditional themes that naturalize the state and legitimize its historical claims to permanence.

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NOW AVAILABLE: Far From The Hearth: Essays in honour of Martin K. Jones

The essays in this volume honour a man whose research over the last four decades has exemplified the potential of archaeology, archaeological science and their cognate disciplines to address central questions about food and human nature. The volume comprises 17 thematic papers, all focused on the archaeology of food and arranged into three sections reflecting Martin Jones’ wide-ranging career.

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Upcoming events

Marine Mammal Working Group (International Council for Archaeozoology)

Sep 20, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research