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Department of Archaeology

 
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The Department is located in the historic centre of Cambridge, based around the two neighbouring hubs of the Downing site courtyard and the Henry Wellcome Building in Fitzwilliam Street. This compact arrangement fosters a strong sense of community among staff and students, with dedicated teaching, office, laboratory, library, museum and informal social space all closely integrated.

The Downing site has long been a focus for archaeology at Cambridge, and includes the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Haddon Library, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre, and a comprehensive range of archaeological science laboratories, as well as extensive teaching and office provision.

The Henry Wellcome Building provides a focus and extensive facilities for Biological Anthropology, including a further wide range of laboratories, and the Duckworth Collection of human remains. Many Colleges, University museums, as well as other Departments and Faculties are within short walking or bicycling distance.

Other relevant facilities, beyond the Department, include the Haddon Library and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, both on Downing site. Many Colleges, University museums, as well as other Departments and Faculties are within short walking or bicycling distance.

The Cambridge Archaeological Unit operates from Storey’s Way in northwest Cambridge.

 

 

Downing Site

Department of Archaeology
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3DZ

Fitzwilliam Street Site

Department of Archaeology
Henry Wellcome Building
Fitzwilliam Street
Cambridge  CB2 1QH