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
The evolution of early human advanced capabilities; origins and development of design form and proportion in artefacts; investigation of early hominin fire use and its effects
The archaeology, bioarchaeology and geoarchaeology of Neolithic Europe, reasearch into historic landscapes and cultural heritage preservation