Alasdair Whittle

Alasdair William Richardson Whittle, FBA, FLSW (born 7 May 1949) is a British archaeologist and academic, specialising in Neolithic Europe. He was Distinguished Research Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University from 1997 to 2018.[1]

Alasdair Whittle

Alasdair William Richardson Whittle

(1949-05-07) 7 May 1949 (age 71)
Academic work
Sub-disciplineNeolithic Europe
Doctoral studentsSusan Greaney

Whittle was born on 7 May 1949.[1] He studied Literae Humaniores (ie classics) at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.[1][2] He remained at Oxford to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree, which he completed in 1976 with a thesis titled "The earlier Neolithic of Southern England and its Continental contacts".[3]

In 1998, Whittle was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[4] He is also a founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW).[5]


  • (editor, with Vicki Cummings) Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe
  • Europe in the Neolithic: the creation of new worlds
  • The Archaeology of People: Dimensions of Neolithic Life
  • Sacred Mound, Holy Ring.
  • Problems in Neolithic Archaeology


  1. ^ a b c "Whittle, Prof. Alasdair William Richardson". Who's Who 2019. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ "People - Professor Alasdair Whittle". Cardiff University. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ Whittle, A. W. R. (1976). "The earlier Neolithic of Southern England and its Continental contacts". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library Board. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Professor Alasdair Whittle". The British Academy. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Alasdair Whittle". The Learned Society of Wales. Retrieved 12 December 2018.

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