Andrew Colin Renfrew
Date of Birth  :
July 25, 1937
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United Kingdom
Field of Expertise  :
Educational background  :
  • Educated at St Albans School,
  • He studied Archaeology and Anthropology, graduating in 1962 at St John's College, Cambridge.
  • In 1965 he completed his PhD thesis Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of the Cyclades.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • He is known for his work on radiocarbon dating, the prehistory of languages, archaeogenetics, and the prevention of looting at archaeological sites.
  • He developed the Renfrew Hypothesis, which argues that Proto-Indo-Europeans lived 2,000 years before the Kurgans, in Anatolia,
  • Along with researcher Archaeologist Paul Bahn, Renfrew has come up with the 'Renfew and Bahns indicator of Religion and Ritual', a description to determine whether the actions or conducts of Archaeological civilizations were a religious ritual.

Bibliography  :
Prehistory: The Making of the Human Mind (Modern Library Chronicles) - Paperback (Aug. 11, 2009)