British archaeologist with a special interest in Neolithic chambered tombs and Celtic culture. He was known by his nickname—Terence—given him by his contemporaries studying archaeology at Cambridge in the mid 1930s. In 1948 he was appointed to the Rankin lectureship in Prehistoric Archaeology in the School of Archaeological and Oriental Studies in Liverpool University, and from 1971 until his death he was Rankin Professor of European Archaeology. Powell served as President of the Prehistoric Society from 1970 until 1974. He was elected an FSA in March 1948.
The Times, 17 July 1975