Dr. Mike Parker Pearson
Dr. Mike Parker Pearson is one of Europe's leading prehistorians. His research domain extends across Britain and Denmark. He has also worked in Madagascar. Dr. Pearson has specialized in the study of later prehistory, especially Neolithic and Bronze Age societies. He earned his BA at Southampton University and continued towards a PhD at Cambridge. His professional career included serving an Inspector of Monuments for English Heritage, and moving on to an academic position at Sheffield University, where he worked for 22 years. Michael joined the faculty at University College London in 2012 as Professor of British Later Prehistory. He is the author and editor of 18 volumes, in addition to numerous scholarly papers, Dr. Pearon’s work is widely cited and he is recognized as a leading authority on death and symbolism in the prehistoric world. He has pioneered archaeological investigations in the Hebrides of Scotland. In 2003 he began work on the Stonehenge Riverside Project, which has revolutionized our understanding of the history, use and significance of one of the world's most famous and intriguing archaeological monuments. Currently Dr. Pearson is engaged in re-assessing the role of the Beaker people in English prehistory.