|Blurbarian Since||September 2010|
|My Web Site||http://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/academic-staff/penny-spikins/|
|Location||University of York, Department of Archaeology|
|My Occupation||Lecturer in Early Prehistory|
I studied my first degree and PhD at Cambridge University, specialising in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology, and my Masters degree (in GIS) at Leeds University and am now a lecturer in Early Prehistory at York Univesrity. My recent research addresses the role of autism in prehistoric societies, the evolution of emotions and the maintenance of egalitarian hunter-gatherer communities as well as more traditional fieldwork related subjects. I have published several recent books (most recently The Mesolithic In Europe, CUP, co-edited with Geoff Bailey) and journal articles (such as in Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of World Prehistory, Time and Mind).
Andy Needham and Holly Rutherford are research students in Early Prehistory at York and have published in Time and Mind and Internet Archaeology.