McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

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The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research serves as an interdisciplinary hub providing a shared intellectual home for archaeologists at Cambridge with a programme of seminars, workshops, conferences, publications and research grants. It also provides laboratory space for a range of archaeological research across continents, periods and approaches.

The Institute provides an intellectual base for archaeologists at the University of Cambridge:

  • as a postdoctoral research institute within the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology. In this role the Institute independently supports archaeological fieldwork, other archaeological research, research fellows, visiting scholars, conferences and publications.
  • as an interdisciplinary centre for archaeology in Collegiate Cambridge, serving staff in a variety of divisions, faculties, museums and colleges.
  • as the ‘research school’ of the Division of Archaeology, facilitating the work of Division staff, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students.

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