Kevin MacDonald
  • kevin.macdonald@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 1534
  • Internal: 21534
  • Room 114
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Kevin MacDonald

Research Interests

Research Directory Records


  • Co-Director of the Cane River African Diaspora Archaeological Project in collaboration with Dr David Morgan of the US National Park Service.
  • Co-Director of Projet Segou: historical and archaeological research on the settlement geography of the Segou region (Mali) with Dr Seydou Camara of the Malian Institut des Sciences Humaines. Periods covered range from the development of the Empire of Mali through to the fall of Segou (c. AD 1200 - 1861).

Educational Background

  • 1989 BA (Hons), Rice University (USA)
  • 1994 PhD, Cambridge University

Current Students

  • Louis Champion A ceramic and archaeobotanical study of food and drink evolution in the African Savannah - Forest transition (joint principal supervisor with Dorian Fuller)
  • Pauline Harding Ritual, Identity and Ideaology: Constructing the Past in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Liana Miller Cultural diversity initiatives and public engagement in London Museums: The case of the black community (secondary supervisor Kathy Tubb)

Recently completed students

  • Sirio Canos Donnay Imperial Landscapes of Ancient Mali: Settlement patterns and social organisation (second supervisor Andrew Reynolds)
  • Michael Brass The archaeology of social organisation at Jebel Moya: 5th to 1st millennium BC (second supervisor Andrew Bevan)
  • Kerrie Pezzo Interpreting the past to the public: A critique of the use of living history at heritage sites in the US and UK (second supervisor Andrew Gardner)

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