Peder Mortensen#

Peder Mortensen
Membership Number:393
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:1989
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 Honorary professor ("adjungeret professor") in Middle Eastern studies at University of Copenhagen
  • 1996 - 2001 Director for the Danish Institute in Damascus and cultural advisor to the Danish embassy in Damascus
  • 1982 - 1996 Director of the Moesgaard Museum
  • 1961 - 1968 Curator at the National Museum of Denmark

Fields of Scholarship
  • Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods of southwest Asia

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 2004 Festschrift From handaxe to Khan: essays presented to Peder Mortensen on the occasion of his 70th birthday


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