Anthony GM Sinclair

Professor of Archaeological Theory and Method, University of Liverpool

I am an academic archaeologist specialising in the development of expert skills through the course of human evolution, in particular focusing on the skills associated with expertise in stone tool technology and cave art.

I hold a Bachelors and Doctorate in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and have been a faculty member at Liverpool since 1994.

Between 2005 and 2012, I was Subject Director for Archaeology at the Higher Education Academy's Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology supporting developments in the teaching of archaeology across the United Kingdom. From 2008 - 2012 I was also Director of the Subject Centre as a whole.


  • 2016–present
    Professor of Archaeology, University of Liverpool


  • 1991 
    University of Cambridge, PhD / Archaeology


  • 2016
    Beyond size: The potential of a geometric morphometric analysis of shape and form for the assessment of sex in hand stencils in rock art, Journal of Archaeological Science
  • 2016
    The Intellectual Base of Archaeological Research 2004-2013: a visualisation and analysis of its disciplinary links, networks of authors and conceptual language , Internet Archaeology 42
  • Liverpool, UK
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