Fellow wins prestigious Dan David Prize

The Dan David Prize Board has announced that the $1,000,000 Dan David 2005 Prize for achievements in the past category has been awarded jointly to Professor Yisrael Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University and Professor Graeme Barker FBA, Disney Professor of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College. The citation reads that "[Professor Barker], a leading European and world archaeologist since the 70s, studies the relationship between landscape and society in many historical eras and geographical areas. Through his research, Barker has shed light on the beginning of farming and long-term use of land and its impact on environment".