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Mike Parker Pearson joins Institute staff

18 September 2012

Mike Parker Pearson directing fieldwork in north Wales (2012)

A very warm welcome is extended to Mike Parker Pearson who joined the Institute staff recently as the new Professor in British Later Prehistory. 

Mike, who is one of the Directors of a multidisciplinary team on the Stonehenge Riverside Project, and is also leading the Stones of Stonehenge Project, has just completed the latest season of fieldwork in Clatford, Wiltshire and Craig Rhos y Felin, Pembrokeshire.

Mike has been invited to give a public lecture on the latter project which aims to investigate the sources of the Stonehenge monoliths in Wales and north Wiltshire.  His lecture takes place this evening at Byrnberian Old School and is entitled 'Investigations at Craig Rhos y Felin: A Source of the Stonehenge Bluestones'.

Mike Parker Pearson undertaking fieldwork in north Wales (2012)

Mike, who was named UK Archaeologist of the Year in 2010, joins the Institute from the University of Sheffield and will teach two new courses at the Institute this year on Iron Age Europe for undergraduate students and a graduate course on Funerary Archaeology.

He will discuss the research being undertaken as part of the Stones of Stonehenge project in the Institute research seminar series on Monday 29 October. Further details are available here»