About the Author
Now why would you want to waste time reading about the author when you could be reading his books instead?
Paul Dunbavin was born 1954 in Derbyshire; educated in physics and computing. From 1974 to 1999 he pursued a career in Computing and subsequently ran a business transfer agency in Yorkshire from 2000 to 2016. He is broadly self-taught across the arts and sciences and was a former Mensa local-secretary in Aberdeen. His interest for over 35 years has been cross-disciplinary research into prehistory, which he has occasionally published in his books and various articles and papers. His work is well known among enthusiasts and academics and receives a mixture of both positive and negative reaction. He contributed to a History Channel television series called Puzzles of the Past in the 1990s and has also had several magazine articles published. Further information is available on the homepage and links.
Being largely self-taught and broadly educated across the arts and sciences, he has always preferred to consider himself as a researcher first and an author second. In authorship his primary interests are astronomy, ancient history, mythology and catastrophism with a side interest in the ethnography of Scotland and the British Isles.
His first book The Atlantis Researches was published in 1995 and republished in second edition by Constable in 2002 as Atlantis of the West. This was followed by Picts and Ancient Britons in 1998 and Under Ancient Skies in 2005. He has also written a number of research papers and articles on related subjects. Although for some years out of physical print these books were made available again in 2017 in Kindle editions.
As an author, of non-fiction Paul Dunbavin prefers to write ‘real books’ not publishers’ formula pap. He prefers to present evidence in an interesting way but with fully referenced source bibliography in the academic style. The reader can expect to find original theories and conclusions unique to the author within every chapter, yet all are entirely based upon source evidence and current standard textbook science. The author offers an alternative theory of catastrophism in prehistory that owes nothing to Velikovsky.