Stephen Shennan

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Stephen Shennan, FBA is a British archaeologist and academic. Since 2014, he has been Professor of Theoretical Archaeology. He was Director of the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London from 2005 to 2014.[1]

Shennan focuses on cultural evolution and Darwinian archaeology, applying theories from evolutionary ecology and cladistics to archaeology. In July 2006, Shenann was elected Fellow of the British Academy.[1]


  1. ^ a b "SHENNAN, Professor Stephen". British Academy Fellows. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 

Selected works[edit]

  • Shennan, Stephen (1985). Experiments in the collection and analysis of archaeological survey data: the east Hampshire survey. Sheffield: University of Sheffield. ISBN 0906090229. 
  • Shennan, Stephen, ed. (1989). Archaeological approaches to cultural identity. London: Routledge. ISBN 0044450168. 
  • Shennan, Stephen (1997). Quantifying archaeology (2nd ed.). Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. ISBN 0877455988. 
  • Shennan, Stephen (2002). Genes, memes and human history: Darwinian archaeology and cultural evolution. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0500051186. 
  • Layton, Robert; Shennan, Stephen; Stone, Peter, eds. (2007). A future for archaeology: the past in the present. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. ISBN 1598742140. 
  • Renfrew, Colin; Shennan, Stephen, eds. (2009). Ranking, Resource and Exchange: Aspect of the Archaeology of Early European Society. London: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521105099. 

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