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UK Fellow, Archaeology, elected in 2004

Professor Steven Mithen FBA

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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and External Engagement) and Professor of Early Prehistory, University of Reading

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Reading, 1992 - 1998
  • Reader in Early Prehistory, University of Reading, 1998 - 2000
  • Professor of Early Prehistory, University of Reading, 2000
  • Professor of Early Prehistory, University of Reading, University of Reading, 2000
  • , Trinity College University of Cambridge, 1987 - 1989
  • Professor of Early Prehistory, University of Reading and Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Reading, 2000


After the Ice: a global human history 20,000 - 5,000 BC 2003


Hunter-Gatherer Landscape Archaeology: the Southern Hebrides Mesolithic Project 1988-1998 2000


The Singing Neanderthals 2005


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