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Bradley, Prof. Richard John free

FSA, FSAScot; FBA 1995

Born 18 Nov. 1946; s of John Newsum Bradley and Margaret Bradley (née Saul); m 1976, Katherine Bowden

Professor of Archaeology, Reading University, 1987–2014, now Emeritus


Portsmouth Grammar Sch.; Magdalen Coll., Oxford (MA)


MCIfA. Lectr in Archaeology, 1971–84, Reader, 1984–87, Reading Univ. Mem., Royal Commn on Historical Monuments of England, 1987–99. Hon. FSAScot 2007. Hon. Dr Univ. of Lund, 2002


(with A. Ellison) Rams Hill: a Bronze Age Defended Enclosure and its Landscape, 1975; The Prehistoric Settlement of Britain, 1978; (ed with J. Barrett) Settlement and Society in the British Later Bronze Age, 1980; The Social Foundations of Prehistoric Britain, 1984; (ed with J. Gardiner) Neolithic Studies, 1984; The Passage of Arms: an archæological analysis of prehistoric hoards and votive deposits, 1990, rev. edn 1998; (with J. Barrett and M. Green) Landscape, Monuments and Society, 1991; (ed with J. Barrett and M. Hall) Papers on the Prehistoric Archaeology of Cranborne Chase, 1991; Altering the Earth: the origins of monuments in Britain and Continental Europe, 1993; (with M. Edmonds) Interpreting the Axe Trade: production and exchange in Neolithic Britain, 1993; (jtly) Prehistoric Land Divisions on Salisbury Plain: the work of the Wessex Linear Ditches Project, 1994; Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe, 1997; The Significance of Monuments, 1998; An Archaeology of Natural Places, 2000; The Good Stones: a new investigation of the Clava Cairns, 2000; The Past in Prehistoric Society, 2002; The Moon and the Bonfire: an investigation of three stone circles in north-east Scotland, 2004; Ritual and Domestic Life in Prehistoric Europe, 2005; The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland, 2007; Image and Audience: rethinking prehistoric art, 2009; Stages and Screens: an investigation of four henge monuments in northern and north-eastern Scotland, 2011; (ed jtly) Development-led Archaeology in Northwest Europe, 2012; The Idea of Order: the circular archetype in Prehistoric Europe, 2012; (jtly) The Later Prehistory of Northwest Europe: the evidence of development-led fieldwork, 2016; (jtly) The Use and Reuse of Stone Circles: fieldwork at five Scottish monuments and its implications, 2016; A Geography of Offerings, 2017; contribs to learned jls


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Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AB

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