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Dr Paul Bahn

Dr Paul Bahn is a British archaeologist, writer, broadcaster and translator, who has published extensively on a range of archaeological topics, specifically prehistoric art. He is a contributing editor to Archaeology magazine. With Colin Renfrew, he wrote the popular archaeology textbook Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice.


About Dr Paul Bahn

One of the world’s leading popularisers of archaeology, through books, articles and broadcasting; Dr Paul Bahn is a highly informative and entertaining speaker. Furthermore he is Britain’s foremost specialist in prehistoric art and Easter Island.


Born and raised in Hull, Paul studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge, and did his PhD thesis (1979) on the prehistory of the French Pyrenees. He then held post-doctoral fellowships, at Liverpool and London, plus a J. Paul Getty postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities.

Paul became a freelance in the mid-80s, as an independent consultant archaeologist.  He has written and edited a wide variety of books on archaeology and prehistory.  As a multi linguist, Paul speaks French, Spanish and German.

A participant in many radio and TV broadcasts, he is also a popular lecturer on jet-tours and cruises. He frequently acts as guide-lecturer on tours, most usually to the decorated caves of France and Spain, as well as to Easter Island.

He is Britain’s foremost expert on Easter Island and also on prehistoric art of the world, especially Ice Age art. Dr Paul Bahn led the team which, at his instigation in 2003, searched for and discovered the oldest art in Britain, the Ice Age engravings at Creswell Crags.

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