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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 Mark Collard
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University

EDB 9635 - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby
British Columbia
Canada
V5A 1S6
Tel: 604 822 9624
Fax: 604 822 6161
Email: mark.collard@shaw.ca

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Funding
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Research and Teaching interests
I am working on a number of topics in evolutionary anthropology. Among these are the identification of species in the hominin fossil record, the reconstruction of fossil hominin and non-human primate phylogenetic relationships, and the estimation of body mass, stature and age from skeletal material. In addition, I am using methods and theory from evolutionary biology to investigate archaeologically and ethnographically documented patterns of material culture variation.
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Educational Background
BA, Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield
PhD, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool
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Associated Links:
http://bioanth.anth.ubc.ca/MarksPage.htm

Associated AHRC CECD Projects (Phase 2):
Project B003
The Evolution of Cultural Diversity in Iranian Tribal Populations: Core Traditions or Multiple Lineages?
Project C010
Measuring Cultural Selection

Associated Continuing AHRC CEACB Projects (Phase 1):
Project 005
Explaining hunter-gatherer tool-kit complexity

Associated AHRC CEACB Projects (Phase 1):
Project 015
Do new cultural assemblages arise primarily through phylogenesis or ethnogenesis?
Project 016
To what extent is culture vulnerable to phylogeny-obscuring change?
Project 018
Is material culture variation in New Guinea the result of phylogenesis or ethnogenesis?

Associated Publications - AHRC CECD - phase 2:
Tehrani, J and M. Collard (2009).
The evolution of material culture diversity among Iranian tribal populations.S. J. Shennan (ed.). Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution. University of California Press. 99-112.
Collard, M. and S.J. Shennan (2008).
Studying cultural evolution with analytical techniques from evolutionary biology.Stark, M., B. Bowser & L. Horne (eds.). Cultural Transmission and Material Culture: Breaking Down Boundaries. University of Arizona Press: Tucson, AZ. 17-33.
Collard, M., S.J. Shennan, B. Buchanan and R.A. Bentley (2008).
Evolutionary biological methods and cultural data.R.A. Bentley, H.D.G. Maschner & C. Chippindale (eds.). Handbook of Archaeological Theories. AltaMira Press : Lanham. 203-224.
Buchanan, B. and M. Collard (2008).
Testing models of early Paleoindian colonization and adaptation using cladistics.M. J. O’Brien (ed.). Cultural Transmission and Archaeology: Issues and Case-Studies. Society for American Archaeology: Washington, DC. 59-76.
Coward, F., S. Shennan, S. Colledge, J. Conolly and M. Collard (2008).
The spread of Neolithic plant economies from the Near East to Northwest Europe: a phylogenetic analysis.Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol 35(1). 42-56.
Croes, D.R., S. Williams, L. Ross, M. Collard, C. Dennler and B. Vargo (2008).
Projectile points from Puget Sound, Washington State, USA.Carlson, R.L. & M.P.R. Magne (eds.). Projectile Point Sequences in Western North America. Simon Fraser University Press: Burnaby, BC. 105-130.
O’Brien, M.J., R.L. Lyman, M. Collard, C.J. Holden, R.D. Gray and S.J. Shennan (2008).
Phylogenetics and the evolution of cultural diversity.M. J. O’Brien (ed.). Cultural Transmission and Archaeology: Issues and Case-Studies. Society for American Archaeology: Washington, DC.
Buchanan, B. and M. Collard (2007).
Investigating the peopling of North America through cladistic analyses of Early Paleoindian projectile points.Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Vol 26(3). 366-393.
Lycett, S.J., Collard, M. & McGrew, W.C (2007).
Phylogenetic analyses of behavior support existence of culture among wild chimpanzees.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). Vol 104. 17588–17592.
Associated Publications - AHRC CEACB - phase 1:
Collard, M., S.J. Shennan and J. Tehrani (2006).
Branching, blending and the evolution of cultural similarities and differences among human populations.Evolution and Human Behavior. Vol 27. 169-184.
Collard, M. (2005).
Review of M. J. O’Brien and R. L. Lyman (2003) (eds.) Style, Function, Transmission: Evolutionary Archaeological Perspectives. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.Journal of Anthropological Research. Vol 60. 600-602.
Collard, M. and J. Tehrani (2005).
Cladistic analysis of Turkmen textiles sheds light on cultural evolution.Mace, R., Holden, C. J. & Shennan, S. J. (eds.). The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach. UCL Press: London. 109-131.
Collard, M. and S.J. Lycett (2005).
Comment on PL Reno et al.’s (2005) Plio-Pleistocene hominid limb proportions.Current Anthropology. Vol 46. 581-582.
Collard, M., S.J. Shennanand J. Tehrani (2005).
Branching versus blending in macroscale cultural evolution: a comparative study.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. 53-65.
Collard, M., M.D. Kemery and S.J. Banks (2005).
Causes of toolkit variation among hunter/gatherers.Canadian Journal of Archaeology. Vol 29. 1-19.
M. Collard, M.J. O'Brien, S.J. Shennan and Lipo, C.P. (eds.) (2005).
Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Methods in Anthropology and Prehistory.Aldine Transaction, Piscataway, US.
Shennan, S.J. and M. Collard (2005).
Investigating processes of cultural evolution on the North Coast of New Guinea with multivariate and cladistic analyses.Mace, R., Holden, C. J. & Shennan, S. J. (eds.). The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach. UCL Press: London. 133-164.
Croes, D., K.M. Kelly and M. Collard (2005).
Cultural historical context of Qwu?gwes (Puget Sound, USA): a preliminary investigation.Journal of Wetland Archaeology. Vol 5. 141-154.
Lipo, C.P., M.J. O'Brien, M. Collard and S.J. Shennan (2005).
Cultural phylogenies and explanation: why historical methods matter.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. 3-18.
Lipo, C.P., M.J. O'Brien, M. Collard and S.J. Shennan (2005).
Afterword.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. 299-302.
Lycett, S.J. and M. Collard (2005).
Do homoiologies impede phylogenetic analyses of the fossil hominids? An assessment based on extant papionin craniodental morphology.Journal of Human Evolution. Vol 49. 618-642.
Brauer, G., M. Collard and C.B. Stringer (2004).
On the reliability of recent tests of the Out of Africa hypothesis for modern human origins.The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist. Vol 279A. 701-707.
Collard, M. and N. Franchino (2002).
Pairwise difference analysis in modern human origins research.Journal of Human Evolution. Vol 43. 323–352.
Collard, M (2002).
Grades and transitions in human evolution.Proceedings of the British Academy. Vol 106. 61-100.
Tehrani, J. and M. Collard (2002).
Investigating cultural evolution through biological phylogenetic analyses of Turkmen textiles.Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Vol 21. 443-463.
Gibbs, S., M.Collard and B.A. Wood (2002).
Soft tissue anatomy of the extant hominoids: a review and phylogenetic analysis.Journal of Anatomy. Vol 200. 3-49.
Moggi-Cecchi, J. and M. Collard (2002).
A fossil stapes from Sterkfontein, South Africa, and the hearing capabilities of early hominids.Journal of Human Evolution. Vol 42. 259-265.
O’Higgins, P. and M. Collard (2002).
Sexual dimorphism and facial growth in papionin monkeys.Journal of Zoology. Vol 257. 255-272.
Collard, M. and B.A. Wood (2001).
Homoplasy and the early hominid masticatory system: inferences from analyses of living hominoids and papionins.Journal of Human Evolution. Vol 41. 167-194.
Collard, M. and B.A. Wood (2001).
Reliability of craniodental evidence in fossil catarrhine phylogenetics.de Bonis L., G. Koufous & P. Andrews (eds.). Phylogeny of Neogene European Hominoid Primates. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. 118-150.
Collard, M. and P. O’Higgins (2001).
Ontogeny and homoplasy in the papionin monkey face.Evolution and Development. Vol 3. 322-331.
Shennan, S.J. and M. Collard (2001).
The evolutionary analysis of cultural behaviour.Archaeology International. Vol 4. 21-23.
Aiello, L.C. and M. Collard (2001).
Our newest oldest ancestor?.Nature. Vol 410. 526-527.
Schwartz, J.H., M. Collard and C.J. Cela-Conde (2001).
Systematics of humankind.Evolutionary Anthropology. Vol 10. 1-3.
Wood, B.A. and M. Collard (2001).
The meaning of Homo.Ludus Vitalis. Vol 9. 63-74.