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About the McDonald Institute

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research exists to further research by Cambridge archaeologists and their collaborators into all aspects of the human past, across time and space.

Laboratories

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and the Division of Archaeology jointly support a number of internationally recognised laboratories for archaeological science.

Postgraduate Study

 
Our History

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in the University of Cambridge was established in 1990 through a generous benefaction from the late Dr D.M. McDonald. The benefaction enabled the University to construct and maintain purpose-built premises for the Institute which include research rooms and laboratories, together with archive space and a seminar room.

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

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Upcoming events

Festival of Ideas

Oct 23, 2018

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Ancient Near East Seminars

Oct 23, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Festival of Ideas

Oct 24, 2018

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Professional Development Series

Oct 24, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Biological Anthropology Seminar

Oct 24, 2018

Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH

Festival of Ideas

Oct 25, 2018

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Aegean Archaeology Group

Oct 25, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, North Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research