Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at Durham University. He is a specialist in European prehistory, but has broad interests in the archaeology of other regions of the world. He has directed and co-directed excavations at prehistoric sites in France, Portugal and the Channel Islands, and is the author of Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany, The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland and Ancient Civilizations (with Brian Fagan). He was editor of the Cambridge Archaeological Journal and Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge before moving to Durham University in January 2006 as Professor of Archaeology. He has a broad interest in human cultural and cognitive evolution and is the editor of the leading textbook of world prehistory, The Human Past (3rd ed. 2013). He has recently taken over as editor of the leading UK archaeology journal Antiquity.