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McPherron, Shannon P.

Overview
Works: 48 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 1,154 library holdings
Genres: Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Editor, Author, Opponent
Classifications: GN776.22.F65, 936.4
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Most widely held works by Shannon P McPherron
Modern origins : a North African perspective by Jean-Jacques Hublin( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last decade, Africa has taken a central position in the search for the timing and mechanisms leading to modern human origins, and the rich archaeological and human paleontological record of North Africa is critical to this search. In this volume, we bring together new research into the archaeology, human paleontology, chronology, and environmental context of modern human origins in North Africa. The result is a volume that better integrates the North African record into the modern human origins debate and at the same time highlights the research questions that are currently the focus of continued work in the area
Tools versus cores : alternative approaches to stone tool analysis by Shannon P McPherron( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume address an incredibly basic question in stone tool studies, namely whether a particular lithic artifact should be classified as a tool, thus implying that at some time in the past it was used directly to perform activities, or wh
The Middle Paleolithic Site of Pech De l'Azé IV( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides comprehensive information on the materials excavated at Pech de l?Azé IV, both by the original excavator François Bordes in the 1970s, and more recently by the authors and their scientific team. Applying a range of new excavation and analytical techniques, it presents detailed material on the formation of the site, its chronology and the nature of the hominin occupations. Pech de l?Azé IV is part of a complex of Lower and Middle Paleolithic cave sites in the Dordogne Valley of southwestern France. Although this region is well known for its rich concentration of Paleolithic sites since the mid-19th century and many of the sites have been repeatedly excavated, no detailed studies have fully documented the stone tool technology and faunal remains or the changes in them over time
Using computers in archaeology : a practical guide by Shannon P McPherron( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtual dig : a simulated archaeological excavation of a middle Paleolithic site in France by Harold Lewis Dibble( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cave of Fontéchevade : recent excavations and their paleoanthropological implications by Philip G Chase( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary of recent Paleolithic excavations at Fontchevade, France, and their archaeological and paleontological implications
A multimedia companion to the Middle paleolithic site of Combe-Capelle Bas (France)( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images and data derived from the excavation of Combe-Capelle
A reduction model for variability in Acheulian biface morphology by Shannon P McPherron( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation presents a model of biface reduction to account for variability in Acheulian biface morphology, variability which is well documented from over a century of excavations and discoveries. Historically the principal tool for organizing and analyzing this variability has been artifact typology, though more recently multivariate analysis of various shape variables has become popular. Explanations for the typological variability documented by these methods have been sought in the traditional areas of time-space systematics. Yet despite refined typologies and sophisticated multivariate analysis with large data sets, an explanation of biface variability has not been forthcoming. This result has led some to suggest that, to a large extent, morphological variability in bifaces is essentially random. An explanation is possible, however, when biface morphology is placed into the larger context of the reduction sequence. The data presented here suggest that the intensity of bifacial reduction within an assemblage in conjunction with the limits set by available raw materials can account for a large portion of variability in biface shape. This interpretation is based on data from biface assemblages in northwest Europe which show direct correlations between several aspects of shape and tip length. The latter is interpreted as a measure of the intensity with which a biface has been reduced. The traditional typological approach, on the other hand, cannot account for the observed relationship between shape and tip length. The traditional approach has always assumed that shape and any measure of size are independent variables
Middle Paleolithic Site of Combe-Capelle Bas (France)( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold L. Dibble & Shannon P. McPherron present slides of the middle paleolithic site at Combe-Capelle Bas (France)
Modern Origins: A North African Perspective (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology) by Shannon P McPherron( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimentation and scientific inference building in the study of hominin behavior through stone artifact archaeology by Sam Chieh-Heng Lin( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the beginning of prehistoric archaeology, various methods and approaches have been developed to describe and explain stone artifact variability. However, noticeably less attention has been paid to the ontological nature of stone artifacts and the adequateness of the inferential reasoning for drawing archaeological interpretations from these artifacts. This dissertation takes a scientific perspective to rethink critically the ways that current lithic approaches generate knowledge about past hominin behavior from stone artifacts through experimentation (Chapter 2), and further, to explore the use of controlled experiments and uniformitarian principles for deriving inferences. The latter is presented as two case studies about Late Pleistocene Neanderthal behavior in southwestern France (Chapter 3 & 4). Archaeological reasoning is inescapably analogical, and archaeological knowledge is bound to be established on the basis on modern observations. However, simplistic treatments of archaeological analogs often result in inferences of questionable validity. In this dissertation, it is argued that greater attention is required to consider the implication of experimental design, variable control, and analogic reasoning in the construction of archaeological inference from stone artifacts. It is argued that the ability to move beyond the constraint of modern analogs in archaeological knowledge production lies in the use of uniformitarian principles that operate independently from the research questions archaeologists wish to evaluate. By examining the uniformitarian connection between platform attributes and flake morphology, the first case study explores how the production of unretouched flakes can be altered in ways that increase their relative utility, as reflected in the ratio of edge length to mass. Application of this relationship to Middle Paleolithic assemblages shows two modes of flake production pattern, possibly related to different ways Neanderthal groups managed the utility of transported tool-kits. The second case study applies a geometric model to assess the lithic cortex proportion in the Middle Paleolithic study assemblages. An excess or deficit of cortex relative to artifact volume provides an indication of possible artifact transport to or from the assemblage locality. Results show correlation between assemblage cortex proportions and paleoenvironmental conditions, suggesting possible shifts in Neanderthal artifact transport pattern and land use during the late Pleistocene
Radiocarbon dates for the late Middle Palaeolithic at Pech de l'Azé IV, France by Shannon P McPherron( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Roc de Marsal Neanderthal child : a reassessment of its status as a deliberate burial by Dennis M Sandgathe( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Virtual dig a simulated archaeological excavation of a middle paleolithic site in France by Harold E Dibble( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A multi-method luminescence dating of the Palaeolithic sequence of La Ferrassie based on new excavations adjacent to the La Ferrassie 1 and 2 skeletons by Guillaume Guérin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the computerization of archaeological projects by Harold Lewis Dibble( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A preliminary report on Pech de l'Azé IV, layer 8 (Middle Paleolithic, France) by Harold Lewis Dibble( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Virtual dig : a simulated archeological excavation of a Middle Paleolithic site in France by Harold Lewis Dibble( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evidence for Neandertal use of fire at Rock de Marsal (France) by Vera Aldeias( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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German (2)