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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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Research Fellows Profile
Dr Jamshid Tehrani
Research Fellow, Anthropology, Durham University

43 Old Elvet
Durham
Tel: 0191 3346210
Email: jamie.tehrani@durham.ac.uk

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Funding
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Research and Teaching interests
Cultural phylogenies
Spread of rug-weaving in Central and Western Asia
Evolution of tattooing and body ornamentation
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Educational Background
BSc Social Anthropology, LSE
MSc Human Evolution, UCL
PhD Anthropology, UCL
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Associated Links:
http://www.dur.ac.uk/anthropology/staff/profiles/?id=5388

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


Associated AHRC CEACB Projects (Phase 1):
Project 016
To what extent is culture vulnerable to phylogeny-obscuring change?
Project 019
Investigating cultural evolution through biological phylogenetic analyses of Turkmen textiles

Associated Publications - AHRC CECD - phase 2:
Tehrani, J.J., Collard, M. & Shennan, S.J (2010).
The cophylogeny of populations and cultures: reconstructing the evolution of Iranian tribal craft traditions using trees and jungles..Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B). Vol 365. 3865-74.
Bentley, R.A., Layton, R.H. & Tehrani, J.J (2009).
Kinship, marriage and the genetics of past human dispersals.Human Biology. Vol 81. 159–179.
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.
Tehrani, J. and M. Collard (2009).
On the relationship between inter-individual cultural transmission and population-level cultural diversity: a case study of weaving in Iranian tribal populations.Evolution and Human Behavior. Vol 30(4). 286-300.
Tehrani, J.J. * Riede, F (2008).
Toward an archaeology of pedagogy: learning, teaching and the generation of material culture traditions.World Archaeology. Vol 40(3). 316 - 331.
Tehrani, J (2007).
The coevolution of craft traditions and ethno-linguistic groups in rural Iran.EHBES 2007 Conference.
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. 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 Tehrani, J (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., 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.
Tehrani, J. and M. Collard (2002).
Investigating cultural evolution through biological phylogenetic analyses of Turkmen textiles.Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Vol 21. 443-463.