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  • p.schauer@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 8871
  • Internal: 28871
  • Room 613
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Peter Schauer

Research Interests

Processes of cultural evolution; human behavioural ecology; production and consumption of stylistic artefacts such as figure painted Greek pottery; application of cultural transmission theory and the neutral model; theories of art production related to prestige, status negotiation and sexual selection.

Research Directory Records

Professional History

  • 2013-16: Departmental Web and IT Manager, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2010-16: Analyst (self-employed), Smesh, London
  • 2011-13: Acting Departmental Computer Representative (self-employed), UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2010: Web Designer, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2009: Departmental Computer Representative, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2009: E-Log administrator (part time), UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2008-09: Research Assistant (part time), HANDTOMOUTH Project (EU-funded)
  • 2004-05: Administrator (part-time), Centre for the Evolutionary Analysis of Cultural Behaviour (CEACB), UCL Institute of Archaeology

Educational Background

  • 2004-08: PhD, UCL Institute of Archaeology (AHRC scholarship)
    Thesis title: Cultural Evolution in the Age of Athens: Drift and Selection in Greek Figure-Painted Pottery
  • 2002-03: MSc (Hons) Human Evolution and Behaviour, UCL
    Dissertation title: Love’s Labour’s Cost: Costly Signalling amongst 20th Century Visual Artists
  • 1991-95: BA Art History, University of Missouri, Columbia (Bright flight scholarship)

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