Richard Bradley (archaeologist)
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
Richard Bradley (born 1946) is a British archaeologist specialising in the study of European prehistory, and in particular Prehistoric Britain. He is currently working as a professor of archaeology at the University of Reading. He is also the author of a number of books on the subject of archaeology and prehistory.
British Archaeology magazine commented that Bradley was one of the best respected archaeologists in the field.
Bradley was born in Hampshire in 1946; his father was a metallurgist in the British Navy. He attended grammar school, where he became interested in archaeology, but went on to study law at the University of Oxford in the 1960s; he did not involve himself in the counterculture of the time, disliking the music associated with it and the "pretentiousness" of many of those involved who had come from private schools. Not wishing to enter the legal profession, he focused on archaeology, working as an amateur in the field and authoring academic papers, some of which saw publication in national journals. Without a single qualification in archaeology, aged 25 he was appointed an assistant lecturer at Reading University.
|Mesolithic Assemblage from East Sussex||1972||n/a||Phillimore & Co Ltd||978-0850330755|
|The Prehistoric Settlement of Britain||1978||n/a||Routledge (London)||978-0710089939|
|The Social Foundations of Prehistoric Britain||1984||n/a||Longman (Harlow)|
|Passage of Arms: An Archaeological Analysis of Prehistoric Hoards and Votive Deposits||1990||n/a||Cambridge University Press (Cambridge)|
|Interpreting the Axe Trade: Production and Exchange in Neolithic Britain||1993||Mark Edmonds||Cambridge University Press||978-0521434461|
|Altering the Earth: Origins of Monuments in Britain and Continental Europe||1993||n/a||Society of Antiquaries of Scotland||978-0903903080|
|Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe: Signing the Land||1997||n/a||Routledge (London)||978-0415165365|
|The Significance of Monuments: On the Shaping of Human Experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe||1998||n/a||Routledge (London)|
|Passage of Arms: An Archaeological Analysis of Prehistoric Hoards and Votive Deposits (second edition)||1998||n/a||Oxbow Books||978-1900188586|
|An Archaeology of Natural Places||2000||n/a||Routledge (London)|
|The Good Stones: A New Investigation of the Clava Cairns||2000||n/a||Society of Antiquaries of Scotland||978-0903903172|
|The Past in Prehistoric Societies||2002||n/a||Routledge (London)||978-0415276283|
|Ritual and Domestic Life in Prehistoric Europe||2005||n/a||Routledge (Abingdon)|
|The Moon and the Bonfire: An Investigation of Three Stone Circles in NE Scotland||2005||n/a||Society of Antiquaries of Scotland||978-0903903332|
|The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland||2007||n/a||Cambridge University Press (New York)|
|Image and Audience: Rethinking Prehistoric Art||2009||n/a||Oxford University Press (New York)||978-0199533855|
|The Idea of Order: The Circular Archetype in Prehistoric Europe||2012||n/a||Oxford University Press (New York)||978-0199608096|
- Denison, Simon; Bradley, Richard (1996). "Interview with Richard Bradley". British Archaeology. Council for British Archaeology. Retrieved February 2013.