David Russell Harris
(born 14 December 1930) is a British geographer
and academic, well known for his detailed work on the origins of agriculture
and the domestication
of plants and animals. He is a former director of the Institute of Archaeology
at University College London
, and he retains a position as professor (Emeritus
) of the Human Environment at the Institute.
David Russell Harris was born 1930 in London
. As an undergraduate
Harris attended Oxford
, first obtaining a B.A.
. Continuing with postgraduate
studies at Oxford, in 1955 Harris was awarded an M.Litt.
in Geography with a thesis entitled "Water resources and land use in Tunisia".
Between 1958 and 1964 Harris lectured in geography at Queen Mary College
, University of London
. During the 1962–63 academic year
he was a visiting lecturer at the University of New Mexico
, in addition to pursuing a doctorate
at the University of California, Berkeley
. In 1963 was awarded a PhD
from the Geography Department at Berkeley, upon defending his dissertation
entitled "Plants, animals, and man in the Outer Leeward Islands, West Indies. An ecological study of Antigua, Barbuda, and Anguilla".<ref... Read More