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

The latest volume in our recently launched, online Conversations Series...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

Biological Anthropology Seminar Series

May 22, 2019

Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street

CREWS Cypro-Minoan Seminar

May 22, 2019

Room 1.11, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue

Egyptian World Seminar Series

May 22, 2019

South Lecture Room. North Building, Downing Site

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Seminar Series

May 24, 2019

McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

May 24, 2019

South Lecture Room, North Building, Downing Site

Americas Archaeology Group

May 24, 2019

The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Computational & Digital Archaeology Laboratory (CDAL) Seminar Series

May 28, 2019

McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research