Professor Vin Davis

Posted on 25 November 2015

"A life very well lived and a joy to have known him."


It is with deep regret that we must report the death of Professor Vin Davis. A Research Associate here at York, Vin was for many decades the chair and prime mover of the Implement Petrology Group, formerly the Implement Petrology Committee, one of the oldest specialist committees founded by the Council for British Archaeology. A deeply knowledgeable geologist with a passion for petrology, Vin was known and respected worldwide for his commitment to artefact studies, working with many collaborators over the years to enhance our understanding of prehistoric stone tools. Generous with his time, knowledge, energy and enthusiasm, Vin will be sadly missed by his colleagues and by a generation of younger scholars who have learnt from his patient and dedicated example.