J. P. Mallory

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J. P. Mallory
Born (1945-10-25) October 25, 1945 (age 77)
Academic background
Alma mater
Doctoral advisorMarija Gimbutas
InfluencesEdgar C. Polomé
Academic work
Sub-disciplineIndo-European studies
Main interestsIndo-European migrations
Notable works
Notable ideasKurgan hypothesis

James Patrick Mallory (born October 25, 1945) is an American archaeologist and Indo-Europeanist. Mallory is an emeritus professor at Queen's University, Belfast;[1] a member of the Royal Irish Academy,[2] and the former editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies[3] and Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group (Belfast).[1]


J. P. Mallory was born in San Bernardino, California on October 25, 1945, the son of Clyde Francis and Rosemarie Mallory.[4] Mallory received his A.B. in History from Occidental College in California in 1967,[2] then served three years in the US Army as a military police sergeant. He received his Ph.D. in Indo-European studies from UCLA in 1975 under the supervision of Marija Gimbutas.[5][2] Together with Gimbutas, Edgar C. Polomé and other Indo-Europeanists, Mallory was involved in the founding of the Journal of Indo-European Studies.[6]

Selected publications[edit]


  • Mallory, J. P. (1989). In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology and Myth. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-27616-1.
  • Mallory, J. P.; T. E. McNeill (1991). The Archaeology of Ulster. Belfast: Dufour Editions. ISBN 0-85389-353-5.
  • Mallory, J. P.; Victor H. Mair (2000). The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05101-1.
  • Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006). The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199287910.
  • Mallory, J. P. (2013). The Origins of the Irish. London–New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0500051757.
  • Mallory, J.P. (2016). In search of the Irish dreamtime : archaeology & early Irish literature. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 9780500051849.

Edited volumes[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Prof. Mallory's Academic Homepage at QUB
  2. ^ a b c Royal Irish Academy Membership entry
  3. ^ Journal of Indo-European Studies
  4. ^ Gale. February 21, 2007.
  5. ^ J.P. Mallory, "The Indo-European Homeland Problem: The Logic of the Inquiry" Ph.D. dissertation - UCLA. Ann Arbor (Mass): Xerox Microfilms, 1975.
  6. ^ Pearson, Robert (2000). "In Memoriam". Journal of Indo-European Studies. 28 (1): 1–2. ProQuest 206746250. Retrieved 7 September 2020.


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