Peter Jordan

Professor
Director of the Arctic Centre
University of Groningen
E-mail: p.d.jordan@rug.nl
Page: http://www.rug.nl/staff/p.d.jordan/

Fields of interest:

  • Siberian Ethnoarchaeology
  • Northern hunter-gatherers
  • Circumpolar Archaeology

Recent publications:

Jordan P. (2014).
Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Cummings, V., Jordan, P and M. Zvelebil (eds.) 2014. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gibbs K. and Jordan P. (2013).
Bridging the Boreal Forest: Siberian Archaeology and the Emergence of Pottery among Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of Northern Eurasia.
Sibirica 12: 1, Spring 2013: 1–38.

Craig, O. < et al> and P. Jordan (2013).
Earliest evidence for the use of pottery.
Nature 496 (7445): 351-4

Weber A., Jordan P. and H. Kato. (2012).
Environmental change and cultural dynamics of Holocene Hunter–Gatherers in Northeast Asia: Comparative analyses and research potentials in Cis-Baikal (Siberia) and Hokkaido (Japan).
Quaternary International 2012 1-18.

Jordan P. (ed.) (2011).
Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasia.
London: University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications (Left Coast Press).

Haakanson S. Jr. and Jordan P. (2011).
‘Marking the Land’: Sacrifices, Cemeteries and Sacred Places among the Yamal Nenets. In: P. Jordan (ed), Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasia.
London: University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications. pp. 161-77.

Jordan P. (2011).
Seasonal Mobility and Sacred Landscape Geography among Northern Hunter-Gatherers.
In: D. Anderson (ed), The 1926/27 Soviet Polar Census Expeditions: Identity, Ethnography and Demography of Siberian Peoples. pp. 33-66.

Jordan, P. (2010).
‘Material Culture’ Perspectives on the Worldview of Circumpolar Hunter Gatherers.
In: A. Cannon (ed) Structured Worlds: The Archaeology of Hunter Gatherer Thought and Action. London: Equinox. pp. 11-31.

Jordan, P. and S. O’Neill (2010).
Untangling cultural inheritance: language diversity and long-house architecture on the Pacific Northwest Coast.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B) 365 (1559) 3875-3888

Jordan P. and Zvelebil M. (eds.) 2009.
Ceramics before Farming: the Dispersal of Pottery among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers.
London: University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications (Left Coast Press).

Jordan P. and M. Zvelebil (2009).
Ex Oriente Lux: The Prehistory of Hunter-Gatherer Ceramic Dispersals. In: P. Jordan and M. Zvelebil (eds), Ceramics before Farming: the Dispersal of Pottery among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers. London: University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications (Left Coast Press). pp. 33-89.