Colin Renfrew#

Colin Renfrew
Membership Number:17
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
  • Formerly Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
  • University of Southampton, Archaeology Department, Professor, 1972–81
  • University of Sheffield, Prehistory and Archaeology Department, Lecturer and Reader, 1965–72

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theory of archaeology
  • European prehistory (especially the Aegean)
  • Archaeological science (with particular interest in DNA and molecular genetics)
  • Origins of linguistic diversity

Honours and Awards
  • Balzan Prize in Prehistoric Archaeology (2004)
  • Life peerage awarded in 1991, chosen title "Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn"
  • Member, Ancient Monuments Board for England, 1974-84
  • Member, Ancient Monuments and Advisory Committee (HMBC) 1983–2002
  • Member, Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, 1983–86
  • Chairman, Science and Conservation Panel (HMBC) 1983–86
  • Royal Commission on Historic Monuments (England) 1976–1985
  • Chairman, Archaeological Committee (RCHM) 1979–83
  • Member, Science-Based Archaeological Committee, SERC, 1979–83
  • Trustee, British Museum, 1991–2001

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