Archaeology and anthropology

Archaeology and anthropology

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  • Mongar Tshechhu by Jonathan Taee
    Mongar Tshechhu

Image of Mongar Tshechhu by Jonathan Taee

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is comprised of three connected disciplines: archaeology (including Ancient Near East subjects), biological anthropology and social anthropology. The department also houses the Haddon Library and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.

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The Cambridge Rivers Project
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The spirit of cultural interaction initiated by the pioneers of anthropology, connecting past cultures with a modern global audience, continues to thrive at Cambridge.