Shannon McPherron

Associated Researcher, ICArEHB

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
University of Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro

Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

DeutscherPlatz 6, 04103, Leipzig, Germany

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2063-468X

Research Interests

Stone tools, archaeological methods, site formation, human evolution

Short Bio

Shannon McPherron is a Paleolithic archaeologist primarily interested in the evolution of hominin cultural abilities from the origins of stone tool use through to the dispersal of modern humans. Over the years he has directed or participated in a number of Paleolithic excavation projects.  His research has been primarily focused on stone tools and on methods in archaeology, but he has also published on other aspects of material culture including bone tools, fire, and burial.