New archaeological analysis suggests people of Western Roman Empire switched between Hunnic nomadism and settled farming over a lifetime. Findings may be evidence of tribal encroachment that undermined Roman Empire during 5th century AD, contributing to its fall.
As part of the Wellcome Trust-funded project, "After the plague: health and history in medieval Cambridge," archaeologists have revealed a face of medieval Cambridge.
The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research will host a European Research Council celebration event on Thursday, 16 March as part of ERC Week
The Train that Floats in the Sky - Cambridgeshire's remarkable high-speed hovertrain experiment of the 1960s and '70s
As part of ongoing investigations into ‘fenland utopias’ by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU), the story of Cambridgeshire’s hovertrain is the subject of a new short film - The Train that Floats in the Sky.
Ancient DNA analyses show that – unlike elsewhere in Europe – farmers from the Near East did not overtake hunter-gatherer populations in the Baltic. The findings also suggest that the Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family originated in the Steppe grasslands of the East.
Recent sedimentological and dating results from the sequence of Goda Buticha cave, southeastern Ethiopia, yield new data on human occupation of the region during the period 65,000 to 1,000 years ago.
Edited by Graeme Barker and Lucy Farr, this book is the companion volume to Rainforest Foraging and Farming in Island Southeast Asia: the Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak. Together, they describe the most significant results of the Niah Caves Project.
Published in Current Anthropology, a new article explores how an ancient culture dealt with variable environments.
Over the past three months a team from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit have been undertaking the largest excavation ever of a medieval religious house in Cambridge.
A further prestigious literary award for Cyprian Broodbank volume 'The Making of the Middle Sea'
Archaeology at Cambridge is pleased to announce the creation of a series of new bursaries for MPhil students for the academic year 2017-18 across its whole course range.
Showcasing research highlights and outreach for the academic year 2015-2016
The Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) are hosting an Archaeology Open Day on Saturday 17 December on the site of major excavations taking place as part of the University of Cambridge’s redevelopment of the New Museums site.
Voting has opened for the 9th annual Current Archaeology awards.
Prof Eske Willerslev's presentation "Human Migration and Mega Faunal Extinctions" at the 28th annual McDonald lecture now available to watch online.
Thought to have arrived from China in 2000 BC, latest research shows sustainable domesticated rice agriculture in India and Pakistan existed centuries earlier, and suggests systems of seasonal crop variation that would have provided a rich and diverse diet for the Bronze Age residents of the Indus valley.
Cambridge Archaeology are hosting a number of events throughout this year's Festival of Ideas. Find out more!
Heritage Research Group co-organiser Dr Gilly Carr has been invited to join UK delegation of IHRA.
Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute, Bland receives recognition for his contribution to the protection, and academic and public understanding, of Britain’s cultural heritage
John Mulvaney, 'Father of Australian Archaeology' has died at the age of 90.
Several major studies, published today, concur that virtually all current global human populations stem from a single wave of expansion out of Africa. Yet one has found 2% of the genome in Papuan populations points to an earlier, separate dispersal event – and an extinct lineage that made it to the islands of Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Well-known archaeologist David Trump, who led some of the finest explorations in Malta, has died at the age of 85.
The University of Cambridge is proud to be hosting the first Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2 November 2016.
Micro-fossils trapped in dental calculus reveal that Late Mesolithic foragers were consuming domesticated plant foods c. 6600 BC, almost 400 years earlier than previously thought.
Rare human bones from the UK dating to the Late Mesolithic era have been identified using an innovative new bone collagen analysis technique.
Alex Loktionov, a PhD student in Egyptology, gains a fellowship at the Library of Congress as part of the AHRC International Placement Scheme
A new analysis of the famous Piltdown Man forgeries points the finger of suspicion even more firmly at their discoverer, Charles Dawson.
Intestinal parasites as well as goods were carried by travellers on iconic route, say researchers examining ancient latrine
Excavation of a site in the Cambridgeshire fens reveals a Bronze Age settlement with connections far beyond its watery location. Must Farm has yielded Britain’s largest collections of Bronze Age textiles, beads and domestic artefacts. The finds provide a stunning snapshot of a community thriving 3,000 years ago.
The team from Must Farm and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit have won the British Archaeological Award for 'Best Archaeological Discovery'