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The CECD is an AHRC funded research group dedicated to examining the evolutionary underpinnings of human cultural behaviour, past and present. more>

   
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Principal Investigator Profile
Dr Peter Jordan
Reader in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen

School of Geosciences, St Mary’s,
Elphinstone Road, King’s College, Aberdeen
AB24 3UF
Tel: 01224 273374
Email: peter.jordan@abdn.ac.uk

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Funding
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Research and Teaching interests
Cultural and linguistic transmission, ethnicity, material culture, cultural landscapes, hunter-gatherers, Siberian indigenous groups, ceramics.
Investigating cultural and linguistic transmission amongst hunting, fishing, gathering and reindeer herding groups in western Siberia (in association with the Laboratory of Indigenous Languages of Siberia, Tomsk, Russia)
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Educational Background
BSc Geography (Manchester) MSc Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy (Sheffield) PhD (Sheffield)
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Associated Links:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/archaeology/stafflist.shtml

Associated AHRC CECD Projects (Phase 2):
Project B004
Cultural transmission on the American NW Coast
Project B005
Hunter-Gatherers, Technology and Cultural Transmission
Project C005
Ceramics before farming: prehistoric pottery dispersals in Northeast Asia

Associated Continuing AHRC CEACB Projects (Phase 1):
Project 039
Use of Ceramics by Old-World Hunter-Gatherers

Associated AHRC CEACB Projects (Phase 1):
Project 003
How does the scale of spatial similarity in culture correlate with population density?
Project 030
Cultural Transmission in Indigenous Siberia
Project 031
Linguistic Transmission in Indigneous Siberia
Project 032
An investigation of cultural micro-mosaics in Eastern and Western Siberia
Project 038
Scales of Cultural Cohesion on the NW Pacific Coast

Associated Publications - AHRC CECD - phase 2:
James Steele, Peter Jordan and Ethan Cochrane (eds) (2010).
Special Theme Issue: Cultural and linguistic diversity: evolutionary approaches. .James Steele, Peter Jordan and Ethan Cochrane (eds). Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 365 (1559). London: Royal Society Publishing.
Jordan P. and S.J. Shennan (2009).
Diversity in Hunter-Gatherer Technological Traditions: Mapping Trajectories of Cultural 'Descent with Modification' in Northeast California.Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Vol 28 (3). 342-65.
Jordan, P. and Zvelebil, M (eds.) (2009).
Ceramics before Farming: the Dispersal of Pottery among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers.London: University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications (Left Coast Press).
Jordan, P (2007).
Continuity and Change in Different Domains of Culture: An Emerging Approach to Understanding Diversity in Technological Traditions.T. Kohler & S van der Leuuw (eds.). The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural Systems. Santa Fe Institute Press.
Associated Publications - AHRC CEACB - phase 1:
Jordan, P (in press).
Circumpolar Cosmology, “Natural” Landscapes and Material Culture.N.V. Lukina. Proceedings of the 2004 TSPU Historical Anthropology Meeting. Tomsk: Tomsk University Press.
Jordan, P. and Zvelebil, M (eds.) (2009).
Ceramics before Farming: the Dispersal of Pottery among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers.London: University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications (Left Coast Press).
Jordan, P (2007).
Continuity and Change in Different Domains of Culture: An Emerging Approach to Understanding Diversity in Technological Traditions.T. Kohler & S van der Leuuw. Modelling Long-Term Culture Change. Santa Fe Institute Press.
Jordan, P. and Shennan, S (2005).
Cultural Transmission in Indigenous California.Mace, R., Holden, C. J. & Shennan, S. J. (eds.). The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach. UCL Press: London. 165-198.
Jordan, P. and Mace, T (2005).
Tracking Culture-Historical Lineages: Can Descent with Modification be linked with Association by Descent .Lipo, C.P., M.J. O'Brien, M. Collard & S.J. Shennan (eds.). Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Methods in Anthropology and Prehistory. Aldine Transaction: Hawthorne, NY. 149-168.
Jordan, P (2004).
Ethnic Survival and the Siberian Khanty: On-going Transformations in Seasonal Mobility and Traditional Culture.Nomadic Peoples Journal. Vol 8(1).
Jordan, P (2004).
Examining the Role of Agency in Hunter Cultural Transmission.A. Gardner. Agency Uncovered: Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency, Power and Being Human. London: UCL Press.
Jordan, P. and S.J. Shennan (2003).
Cultural transmission, language and basketry traditions amongst the California Indians.Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Vol 22. 42-74.
Jordan, P (2003).
Material Culture and Sacred Landscape: The Anthropology of the Siberian Khanty.AltaMira Press, Lanham, US.