About this Fellow
Claudio Vita-Finzi holds MA, PhD and ScD degrees from Cambridge. He has carried out fieldwork on recent geological changes and their human impact in the Near East, North Africa, S Europe, the Americas and SE Asia, taught neotectonics and planetary science at University College for some years, and is now a Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum in London where he is working on changes in the Sun and their environmental impact. He was awarded the G K Warren Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA in 1994 and has been a member of the American Philosophical Society since 1997. He was elected to the British Academy in 2012 (S3 and cross-member with H7).
- Scientific Associate, Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum
Human evolution: the evolutionary ecology of extinct hominins; the evolution of human behaviour and culture; prehistory and archaeology of early human populations; evolutionary theory in archaeology and anthropology.
The society, culture and landscape of early medieval England, especially the Church and parochial organisation; historical and archaeological sources and approaches
Medieval and social archaeology, particularly gender and religion; burial, magic and religious communities, including nunneries, monasteries, hospitals, Norwich Cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey
Prehistoric environmental archaeology with a particular emphasis on coastal wetland and intertidal environments especially in the Severn Estuary. Wider interests in archaeological science including geoarchaeology and experimental archaeology