Stephen Shennan

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Stephen Shennan, FBA is a British archaeologist and academic. Since 1996, 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, Shennan was elected Fellow of the British Academy.[1] Shennan was also awarded the RAI Huxley Medal 2021.[2]


  1. ^ a b "SHENNAN, Professor Stephen". British Academy Fellows. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Stephen Shennan awarded the RAI Huxley Medal 2021". 30 November 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2022.

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 978-1598742145.
  • Renfrew, Colin; Shennan, Stephen, eds. (2009). Ranking, Resource and Exchange: Aspect of the Archaeology of Early European Society. London: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521105095.

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