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Department of Archaeology

 
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The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research hosts a keynote Annual Lecture, and occasional Distinguished Visitor Lectures, delivered by eminent, international scholars on a wide range of archaeological research which crosses continents, periods and approaches in its exploration of the diversity of the human past. 

The Thirty-first McDonald Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Shadreck Chirikure  (University of Cape Town, University of Oxford) - The Political Economy of Precolonial African States - Metals, Trinkets, Land, etc, etc on Wednesday 13th November 2019.  Please follow the link below for further details.

 

Recent McDonald Annual Lecture speakers

  • 2018: Professor Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading) - The Medieval Ritual Landscape: Archaeology and Folk Religion
  • 2017: Jean-Jacques Hublin, (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig) - Modern Human Origins: In Search of a Garden of Eden
  • 2016: Eske Willerslev, (University of Cambridge and University of Copenhagen) - Human migration and mega faunal extinctions
  • 2015: Norman Yoffee (University of Michigan, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University) - Counternarratives of Early States in Mesopotamia (and Elsewhere)
  • 2014: Graeme Barker, Cambridge, The archaeology of climate/people interactions: science or story telling?
  • 2013: Christine Hastorf, Berkeley - Houses, food and distributed people in the later Prehistory of the Central Andes (AD1000-1500)

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
The Thirty-first McDonald Annual Lecture Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 - 17:00 to 18:00 Professor Shadreck Chirikure