Paul Mellars#

Paul Mellars
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1896
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Paul Mellars passed away May 7, 2022.

Positions Held
  • 1997 Professor in Prehistory and Human Evolution
  • Life Fellow and former President of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  • 1981 University Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Reader (1991)
  • 1970 University Lecturer in Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Sheffield
  • 1968 - 1970 the Sir James Knott Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle
  • 1965 - 1968 Research Fellow in Arts at the University of Sheffield
  • Visiting positions at the Binghamton University and the Australian National University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Behaviour and archaeology of Neanderthal populations
  • Early European modern humans
  • Mesolithic
  • Prehistory

Honours and Awards
  • 1977 Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA)
  • 1990 Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)
  • 2004 Appointed an Officier of the Ordre des Palmes académiques by the French Government
  • 2006 Awarded the Grahame Clark Medal by the British Academy
  • 2008 British Academy’s Grahame Clarke medal ‘for academic achievement involving recent contributions to the study of prehistoric archaeology’
  • 2010 Knighted in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to scholarship
  • 1998 - 2000 President of the Prehistoric Society
  • Trustee of the ACE Foundation

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