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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,
POSTPONED - Joanne Pillsbury (Metropolitan Museum of Art) - Aztecs in the Empire City: Collecting Ancient American Art, 1877-1914

Upcoming events

Other Events

Apr 23, 2019

Needham Research Institute, Sylvester Road

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

Apr 23, 2019

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Heritage Research Group

Apr 25, 2019

The McDonald Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminars

Apr 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Asian Archaeology Seminar Series

Apr 29, 2019

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

Cambridge Archaeological Field Group

May 01, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

May 07, 2019

Seminar Room, The Mond Building, Free School Lane

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research