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African Archaeology Group

The African Archaeology Group was set up in 2008 to revive the African Seminar previously established by Dr John Alexander. Its aims are to discuss current research programs and results of Cambridge archaeologists working in Africa, to hold seminars by Africanist speakers, to bridge University departments and research bodies interested in Africa’s past, and to maintain the tradition of Cambridge’s long-standing involvement in African archaeology.

 

The seminars are followed by a wine reception.

 

African Archaeology Group Oct 18, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Professor David Lewis-Williams, (Professor Emeritus, Rock Art Research Institute, Witwatersrand University, South Africa) - San image-making and social relations
African Archaeology Group Oct 26, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Ian Moffat (University of Cambridge) - Geophysical Investigations of Rockshelters in the Western Cape, South Africa
African Archaeology Group Nov 06, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Tunde Babalola: title TBC
African Archaeology Group Nov 23, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Kristina Douglass, (Penn State University) - Human-Environment Dynamics in Madagascar Archaeology: Chronology vs Process
African Archaeology Group Nov 24, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
African Archaeology Research Day 2018 - The AARD is an informal meeting of Africanist archaeologists who are principally based within the U.K. It is particularly intended to encourage undergraduate, post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, as well as more established scholars, to present recent and ongoing research and fieldwork results.

Upcoming events

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

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research