Steven Mithen is professor of early prehistory and pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Reading. His books include Thirst, a history of water and power in the ancient world.
In the LRB Archive:
- The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery and Empire by Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus
- Origin of Our Species by Chris Stringer
- On Deep History and the Brain by Daniel Lord Smail