Robert Layton

Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Durham

Research key words: 
social evolution, art, indigenous rights

Biography: Born: 1.12.1944, Welwyn Garden City, Herts., England. Nationality: dual British/Australian. Academic qualifications: B.Sc. (special) Anthropology, University College London, 1966 M.Phil (distinction), Anthropology, University College London, 1968 D.Phil, Anthropology, University of Sussex, 1971. Employment: 1970-74: Lecturer in anthropology, University College London; 1974-1979: Research consultant in social anthropology, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra; 1979-1981: Anthropologist responsible for land claims, Northern Land Council, Darwin; 1982-1991: Reader in anthropology, University of Durham; 1991- present: Professor of anthropology, University of Durham. Publications include: 1986 Uluru, an Aboriginal History of Ayers Rock. Canberra, Aboriginal Studies Press. 1989 R. Layton (ed) Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions. London, Unwin. 1991 The Anthropology of Art (2nd edition). Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 1992 Australian Rock Art: a new synthesis. Cambridge University Press. 1997 An introduction to theory in anthropology. Cambridge University Press. 2000 Anthropology and history in Franche-ComtÈ; a critique of social theory. Oxford University Press. 2006 Order and anarchy: civil society, social disorder and war. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. P. Ucko and R. Layton (eds) 1999 The archaeology and anthropology of landscape. London: Routledge. C. Panter-Brick, R. Layton and P. Rowley-Conwy (eds) 2001 Hunter-gatherers: an interdisciplinary perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. R. Layton, P. Stone and J. Thomas (eds) 2001 Destruction and conservation of cultural property. London: Routledge.