Graeme William Walter Barker#


Graeme William Walter Barker
Email:gb314 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:3612
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:gbarker
Homepage: http://www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 - present Disney Professor of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
  • 2004 - present Director, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
  • 2004 - present Professorial fellow, St Johns College, Cambridge
  • 2003 - 2004 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Resources), University of Leicester
  • 2000 - 2003 Graduate Dean, University of Leicester
  • 1999 Senior Research Fellow,, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 1988 - 2000 Professor of Archaeology and Head of School of Archaeological Studies, University of Leicester
  • 1984 - 1988 Director, British School at Rome
  • 1972 - 1988 Lecturer and (from 1981) Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Sheffield
  • 1969 - 1972 PhD research student, St Johns College, University of Cambridge
  • 1965 - 1969 BA University of Cambridge (Part I Classics, Part II Archaeology)

Fields of Scholarship
  • European prehistory, especially transitions to farming
  • North African prehistory
  • The origins of agriculture
  • Landscape archaeology
  • The archaeology of pastoralism
  • Archaeology and desertification
  • The dispersal of Modern Humans, and the development of 'modern' behaviour

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 - 2016 Leverhulme Trust £470,805 (How resilient were Neanderthals and modern humans to climate change in SW Asia: Reinvestigating Shanidar Cave
  • 2009 - 2014 Advanced Investigator Grant, European Research Council 2.5 million euros (North African prehistory)
  • 2007 - 2010 Leverhulme Trust £469,000 ('From chariotry to equestrian pastoral nomadism')
  • 2006 - 2010 Arts and Humanities Research Council £480,000 ('The Cultured Rainforest, Borneo')
  • 2005 Dan David Prize (Past Dimension), 450,000 US dollars
  • 2000 - 2004 Arts and Humanities Research Council £320,000 ('The Niah Caves Project, Borneo')
  • 2000 James R. Wiseman Book Award, Archaeological Institute of America
  • 1999 Fellow of the British Academy
  • 1999-1999 Senior Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 1997 Corresponding Member, Unione Internazionale di Preistoria e Protostoria
  • 1995 Leverhulme Research Fellowship
  • 1979 Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London

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