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Visiting Scholars

Prospective academic visitors

The research carried out in the Division of Archaeology and at the McDonald Institute primarily falls within a series of broad, distinct and overlapping research clusters that foster links across periods, regions, methods, and theoretical approaches. This strengthens the cohesion of Cambridge.s large archaeological research community and fosters its richness and diversity. There are seven clusters, each characterized by innovative theoretical and methodological studies and syntheses, humanities-based and science-based archaeology, active field projects, significant research grants, and conferences:

The Haddon Library is conveniently located close to the Division of Archaeology, and houses a wide range of specialist archaeological and anthropological literature, and also access to online catalogues and wireless internet access.

We also have a range of laboratory facilities that support these clusters, including the Charles McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology, the George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, the Glyn Daniel Laboratory for Archaeogenetics, the Grahame Clark Laboratory for Zooarchaeology and the Dorothy Garrod Laboratory for Isotopic Analysis.

If you would like to become an academic visitor to the Division of Archaeology, please contact the member of staff that you would like to collaborate with or Dr Simon Stoddart, Acting Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute.

Further information and guidelines can be found on the McDonald Insitute website here: