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Museums and collections


AQA AS/A Level: World Archaeology
OCR AS/A Level: History A (The Early Anglo-Saxons)

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents. MAA is not a dusty museum about the ancient past. It is also about contemporary life all over the world, and works with modern-day indigenous communities in all kinds of ways.

This taught gallery session is an exploration of the different ways that humans in the past prepared their dead. Funerary rituals, grave goods, and ancestor veneration are just a few of the topics discussed while students see first-hand burial artefacts from the Museum’s collection. Some of the highlights for this session are the Arbury Roman burial, bronze Anglo-Saxon brooches, cremation urns, and pre-Columbian ceramics. This session can be tailored to British archaeology or include cultures from various parts of the world.

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As an optional addition to your visit students are also offered the opportunity to speak with members from the Faculties of Archaeology or Anthropology, part of University of Cambridge, to hear more about degree level study. This offer is subject to availability and upon request at the point of booking.

Thinking of extending your visit? Our School Liaison Officers at the University of Cambridge offer an insight into University life though College Tours. Please see the area links page for more information.