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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 Marble Finds from Kavos and the Archaeology of Ritual

The story continues...Volume III describes in detail the marble sculptures and marble vessels, almost always broken in the course of ritual practice, which formed the key part of the systematic depositions undertaken at this time during the Early Bronze Age from ca. 2750-2300 BC. Details of the excavation were reported in Volume II. In this volume, the remarkable marble finds from the systematic excavation are fully described and illustrated. The volume offers a systematic discussion of the Special Deposits at Kavos in relation to the adjacent settlement at Dhaskalio, seen in their Aegean perspective at the conclusion of the excavations in 2008. The sanctuary on Keros is recognized as a key site for the emergence of ritual practice in the Aegean.

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SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Skeletons in the closet at St John’s

Mar 23, 2019

St John's College Old Library, St John's College, CB2 1TP

SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Rising Stars

Mar 24, 2019

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way (Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

Mar 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Big Data in Archaeology: Practicalities and Possibilities

Mar 27, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Later European Prehistory Group

Apr 03, 2019

West Building Seminar Room

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

Apr 03, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Garrod Research Seminars

Apr 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

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An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research