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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: 'Boeotia Project, Volume II: The city of Thespiai'

Edited by John Bintliff, Emeri Farinetti, Božidar Slapšak and Anthony Snodgrass, this is the much anticipated second volume to 'Testing the hinterland: the work of the Boeotia Survey (1989–1991) in the southern approaches to the city of Thespia' that was published in this series in 2007. Few major Classical cities have disappeared so completely from view, over the centuries, as Thespiai in Central Greece. Only the technique of intensive field survey, carefully adapted to a large urban site and reinforced by historical investigation, has made it possible to recover from oblivion much of its life of seven millenia

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

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Upcoming events

Asian Archaeology Group

Jun 28, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Downing Site

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research