About the Author

Penny Spikins
Blurbarian Since September 2010
Name Penny Spikins
My Web Site http://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/academic-staff/penny-spikins/
Location University of York, Department of Archaeology
Gender Female
My Occupation Lecturer in Early Prehistory
My Bio 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.