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  • Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolutionby Stephen Shennan

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    This volume offers an integrative approach to the application of evolutionary theory in studies of cultural transmission and social evolution and reveals the enormous range of ways in which Darwinian ideas can lead to productive empirical research, the touchstone of any worthwhile theoretical perspective. While many recent works on cultural evolution... more...

  • Quantifying Archaeologyby Stephen Shennan

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 92.95

    This book introduces archaeologists to the most important quantitative methods, from the initial description of archaeological data to techniques of multivariate analysis. These are presented in the context of familiar problems in archaeological practice, an approach designed to illustrate their relevance and to overcome the fear of mathematics from... more...

  • The Archaeology of Human Ancestryby Stephen Shennan; James Steele

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Human social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors. But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The Archaeology of Human Ancestry provides a stimulating and provocative answer, in which archaeologists and... more...

  • The Evolution of Cultural Diversityby Ruth Mace; Clare J Holden; Stephen Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Virtually all aspects of human behavior show enormous variation both within and between cultural groups, including material culture, social organization and language. Thousands of distinct cultural groups exist: about 6,000 languages are spoken today, and it is thought that a far greater number of languages existed in the past but became extinct. Using... more...

  • A Future for Archaeologyby Robert Layton; Stephen Shennan; Peter Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Over the last thirty years issues of culture, identity and meaning have moved out of the academic sphere to become central to politics and society at all levels from the local to the global. Archaeology has been at the forefront of these moves towards a greater engagement with the non-academic world, often in an extremely practical and direct way,... more...

  • Prehistoric Europeby Timothy Champion; Clive Gamble; Stephen Shennan; Alasdair Whittle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The study of European prehistory has been revolutionized in recent years by the rapid growth rate of archeological discovery, advances in dating methods and the application of scientific techniques to archaeological material and new archaeological aims and frameworks of interpretation. Whereas previous work concentrated on the recovery and description... more...

  • The Origins and Spread of Domestic Animals in Southwest Asia and Europeby Sue Colledge; James Conolly; Keith Dobney; Katie Manning; Stephen Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This volume tackles the fundamental and broad-scale questions concerning the spread of early animal herding from its origins in the Near East into Europe beginning in the mid-10th millennium BC. Original work by more than 30 leading international researchers synthesizes of our current knowledge about the origins and spread of animal domestication.... more...

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