Colin Renfrew

Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He is the author and editor of many books, including Before Civilization, Archaeology and Language, and Prehistory and coeditor (with Paul Bahn) of The Cambridge World Prehistory. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a life peer in the House of Lords.

Books by Colin Renfrew

  1. Book CoverArchaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice

    Fourth Edition

    Archaeology for today’s studentMore

  2. Book CoverArchaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice

    Third Edition

    The concise version of the bestselling introduction to archaeology, updated and in full colorMore

  3. Book CoverArchaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice

    Sixth Edition

    The most authoritative and up-to-date archaeology textbook, revised and updated, and now in full color.More

  4. Book CoverArchaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice

    Seventh Edition

    The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh editionMore

  5. Book CoverFiguring It Out


    Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?More