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Stephen Shennan invited to join prestigious Academia Europaea

28 October 2013

Stephen Shennan

Stephen Shennan has been invited to accept membership of the prestigious Academia Europaea this year.

The Academia Europaea was founded in 1988 as an international nongovernmental association of individual scientists and scholars from all disciplines, who are experts and leaders in their own subject areas as recognised by their peers.

Academy members collectively aim to promote a wider appreciation of the value of European scholarship and of research and seek to encourage interdisciplinary and international scholarship in all areas of learning of relevance to Europe.

Stephen has been invited to join this prestigious organisation due to his outstanding research achievements. He is one of Europe’s leading theoretical and prehistoric archaeologists, pioneering statistical methods in archaeology and introducing evolutionary models into the study of later prehistory.

Stephen is currently leading a team of researchers on the ERC-funded EUROEVOL project. This research project aims to provide the basis for a new account of the role of farming in transforming early European societies, c.6000-2000 cal BCE and is already revealing significant results. Read more»