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Americas Archaeology Group

This group is open to anyone interested in archaeological and anthropological research projects throughout the Americas.  Presentations are given by research students, postdocs, visiting scholars and lecturers from the UK and overseas institutions.

Talks are followed by a wine reception in the McDonald Institute coffee room. All are welcome!

The Americas Archaeology Group is funded by the Centre for Latin American Studies. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Americas Archaeology Group Oct 17, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Agathe Dupeyron (University of East Anglia) - Archaeology as a Resource for Development: Evaluating the Sustainable Preservation Initiative (SPI) in Peru
Americas Archaeology Group Oct 22, 2018 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Maria Magdalena Antczak and Andrzej Antczak (Leiden University) - Co-acting with Figurines: Women, Shamans and Amerindian Perspectivism in the Archaeology of the Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela (Maria Magdalena Antczak ) and Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Archeology of Venezuelan Caribbean and its Macro-Regional Entaglements (Andrzej Antczak)
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 19, 2018 from 03:15 PM to 04:15 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
César E. Giraldo (University of Oxford) - The myths of the Sun and the Moon, Indigenous perspectives on syphilis and other treponematoses in the Americas
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Andrew Finegold (University of Illinois at Chicago) - Vital Voids: Cavities and Holes in Mesoamerican Material Culture
Americas Archaeology Group Nov 27, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room,
Andrew Turner (Yale University and Current MAA Curatorial position) - Migration, Violence, and Identity in the Murals of Cacaxtla, Mexico, A.D. 600-900
Americas Discussion Group Jan 23, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Manual Arroyo-Kalin (UCL) - Demographic fluctuations and the late Pre-Columbian history of the Amazonian biome
Americas Discussion Group Feb 27, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Andrew P. Roddrick (McMaster University, Canada) - Landscapes of Development and Arrested Futures: Reflections on Ethnoarchaeology in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Bolivia
Americas Discussion Group Mar 07, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Joanne Pillsbury (Metropolitan Museum of Art) - Aztecs in the Empire City: Collecting Ancient American Art, 1877-1914

Upcoming events

Texture and temporality - identifying routine in the Must Farm pile-dwelling settlement assemblage

Feb 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Feb 25, 2019

Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

Feb 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Queer(y)ing the Past: An Afternoon of Alternative Archaeology - with wine!

Feb 26, 2019

Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

Feb 26, 2019

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, Seminar Room, Mond Building, Free School Lane

Computational & Digital Archaeology Laboratory Seminar Series

Feb 26, 2019

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street

CLANS (Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series)

Feb 26, 2019

Room B16, David Williams Building, Faculty of Law

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research