Peter Mitchell

Professor of African Archaeology
School of Archaeology
University of Oxford

Fields of interest:

  • African archaeology (especially southern African and the Later Stone Age)
  • Archaeology of hunter-gatherers (including worldwide impact of the horse on them post-1492)
  • History of archaeological collections

Recent publications:

Horse Nations: The Worldwide Impact of the Horse on Indigenous Societies Post-1492 (OUP, in press)

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology (ed. with P.J. Lane, OUP, 2013)

Making history at Sehonghong: Soai and the last Bushman occupants of his shelter.
Southern African Humanities 22, 149–70. (2010)

The First Africans: African Archaeology from the Earliest Toolmakers to Most Recent Foragers
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, with Barham, L.S., 2008)

African Connections: Archaeological Perspectives on Africa and the Wider World.
(AltaMira Press, 2005)

Researching Africa’s Past: New Contributions from British Archaeologists
(ed. with A. Haour and J. Hobart, Oxford School of Archaeology, 2003)

The Archaeology of Southern Africa
(CUP, 2002)

Catalogue of Stone Age Artefacts from Southern Africa in the British Museum
(British Museum, 2002)