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Curriculum Vitae

 

Current Position and Affiliations

2013-

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

2014-

Adjunct Research Associate,
Anthropology Section, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

 

Education

2014

Durham University Department of Archaeology, Durham, UK
Ph.D. Archaeology
Dissertation: Global Hunting Adaptations to Early Holocene Temperate Forests: Intentional Dog Burials as Evidence of Hunting Strategies

2008

Portland State University Department of Anthropology, Portland, OR
B.A. (Hons.)

 

Research Interests

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Prehistoric Biogeography
  • Domestication
  • Hunting Technology
  • Climate Change Adaptations
  • Human-Carnivore Interactions
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Paleoecology
  • Comparative Archaeology

 

Current Research

2015- Gravettian Fauna in Moravia, Czech Republic
Analysis of faunal material from Gravettian Moravian sites (Dolní Věstonice, Předmostí, Pavlov, and Milovice)
2014-

Prehistoric Animal Biotechnology: Animals as Tools
Ongoing research into the initial use of animals as tool in prehistory

2013-

Dog Domestication and Pleistocene Wolf Variation
Ongoing research into the ecological drivers of Pleistocene wolf variation and the conditions leading to the advent of dog domestication

2013-

The Earliest Paleoparasites: Animal-Human Transmissions
Method development and analysis of paleoparasites from early prehistoric contexts (burials, coprolites, dental calculus, sediments)

Research Grants

In prep (Co-PI) Pleistocene-Holocene Transition in NW Mongolia (in preparation for National Science Foundation)
Submitted

(Co-PI) On the Tail of the Dingo: Mapping the Translocation of Dogs to Australia (Australian Research Council; AUD $325,000)

2016

(Partner Investigator) Human Occupations in the Pleistocene Ecotones of River Lis–Abrigo do Poço (Portugal) (Wenner-Gren; $18,860)

2014

(Research Associate) Unifying Domestication and Evolutionary Biology through Ancient DNA (European Research Council; €1.4m)

2013 (Research Associate) Deciphering Dog Domestication through a Combined Ancient DNA and Geometric Morphometric Approach (Natural Environmental Research Council, UK; £775,000)
2012

John Crump Research Grant, British Association for Japanese Studies (£1500)

2012

General Research Grant, British Association for Japanese Studies (£4000)

2011

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grant (£1000)

2011 The Japan Foundation Research Grant (£500)
2011

Tweedie Exploration Grant, University of Edinburgh (£1000)

2010

R. Bruce McMillan Research Internship, Illinois State Museum ($3000)

 

Fellowships and Awards

2012

Postgraduate Student of the Year, Dept. of Archaeology, Durham University

2012

Dienje Kenyon Fellowship, Society for American Archaeology ($500)

2010-2013

Ustinov College Travel Award (£400)

2010, 2011

Rosemary Cramp Award, Durham University (£300)

2010, 2011

Workshop Bursary, Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (£250)

2010

Research Dialogue Leader Grant, Durham University (£500)

2010

Graduate School Conference and Events Grant, Durham University (£500)

2010

Birley Bursary, Durham University (£150)

2009

Public Archaeology Grant, U.S. Forest Service ($500)

Teaching Experience

2017 (winter)
2016

Portland State University, Department of Anthropology
Anthropology of Cats and Dogs (online)
Archaeology of Dogs

2014

University of Aberdeen, Department of Archaeology
Invertebrates and Paleoparasites in Archaeology

2013-

The Leipzig School of Human Origins, Max Planck Institute/University of Leiden
Zooarchaeology
Paleoparasitology

2010-2013

Durham University, Department of Archaeology (Teaching Assistant and Tutor)
Introduction to Archaeology
Applied Archaeological Methods
Scientific Methods in Archaeology

Past Research and Professional Archaeoloy Experience

2015

Taforalt Cave, Morocco
Excavation and paleoparasite analysis

2013

Chrono-Environment Laboratory (CNRS), University of Franche-Comte, Besancon, France
Visiting Researcher, advanced training in paleoparasite analysis

2011-2012

Cabeço da Amoreira Excavations, Muge, Portugal
Excavation, faunal and paleoparasite analysis

2011-2012

Outer Hebrides Excavations, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Excavation, faunal and paleoparasite analysis

2011

Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara, Japan
Visiting Researcher, zooarchaeological Ph.D research

2010

R. Bruce McMillan Research Internship, Illinois State Museum
Faunal analysis and Ph.D research

2008-2009

Willamette Cultural Resource Associates, Portland, OR
Field archaeologist (CRM)

2008-2009

Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
Zooarchaeology research intern, faunal analysis

2008

Arizona State University/Illinois State Museum
Advanced zooarchaeology short course

2008

Fort Vancouver Field School, Vancouver, WA

 

Conferences and Sessions Organized or Chaired

2016

Perri, Angela R. and Sarah MacIntosh
New Methods in Zooarchaeology. Symposium organized for Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

2015

Perri, Angela R. and Chelsea Smith
2015 Nose to Tail: An Interdisciplinary Look at Dogs in the Past. Symposium organized for Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

2013

Perri, Angela R. and Greger Larson
Old Dogs, New Tricks: Current Research into Dogs in the Past. Symposium organized for Society for American Archaeology 78th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2012

Perri, Angela R. and Jeremy Koster
Beyond Domestication: The Archaeology of the Human/Dog Relationship. Symposium organized for Society for American Archaeology 77th Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee.

2012

Perri, Angela R.
Where the Wild Things Are: Recent Advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research. Two day conference, organizer and chair. Department of Archaeology, Durham University.

 

Conference Papers and Lectures

2016

Variation in Large Canids from Dolní Věstonice II, Czech Republic.
World of Gravettian Hunters Conference. 16-20 May.

2015

Dogs as Weapon Technology: Their Role in Past Hunting Groups.
Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, 15-19 April.

2014

Deciphering Dog Domestication through a Combined Ancient DNA and Geometric Morphometric Approach.
12th Conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology, 22-27 September.

2012

Early Holocene Dog Burials and Pleistocene-Holocene Climate Change.
Society for American Archaeology 77th Annual Meeting, 18-22 April.

 

A Combined Genetic and Archaeological Perspective on Dog Domestication.
Society for American Archaeology 77th Annual Meeting, 18-22 April.

2011

Animal Remains from the Getewaaking Site (20MK457), a Multi-Component Late Woodland Site on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Midwest Archaeological Conference, 13-15 October.

 

Animal Remains from the Getewaaking Site (20MK457).
Illinois State Museum, Illinois, USA

2010

Holocene Climate Change, Hunting Adaptations and Dog Burials.
11th Conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology, 18-23 August.

 

Holocene Climate Change, Hunting Adaptations, and Dog Burials.
Postgraduate
Seminar Series, Department of Archaeology, Durham University

 

Climate Change and Dog Burials. Ustinov College, Durham University

Invited Lectures

2016

Workshop on the Analysis of Micro Particles in Archaeological Samples
Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology, Leipzig, Germany

2015

A Tale of Dog Domestication
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

2015

Deciphering Dog Domestication through an Interdisciplinary Approach. Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark

2014

Dogs as Prehistoric Hunting Technology. York Seminar Series, Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK

 

Modern Archaeoparasitology for the Ancient World. Brownbag Lectures, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

 

Dogs as Weapon Technology: Their Role in Hunting Groups. Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium, Department of Anthropology, University of California-Davis

 

Modern Archaeoparasitology for the Ancient World. The Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Israel

2013

Modern Archaeoparasitology for the Ancient World. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

2012

Prehistoric Dog Burials. Lecture Series, Algarve Archaeological Association, Algarve, Portugal

 

Dog the Hunter. Ciclo de Conferencias, Universidade do Algarve, Algarve, Portugal

2011

The Discovery of the Mesolithic in the Outer Hebrides. Research Seminar Series, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, UK

 

Dog the Hunter. Lecture Series, Yorkshire Mammal Group, York, UK

2010

Dog the Hunter. Brownbag Lectures, Illinois State Museum, Illinois, USA

SERVICE

 

Peer Reviewer

  • PLOS ONE
  • Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
  • International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
  • Journal of Ethnobiology
  • BioEssays
  • Foundations in Biogeography

2015-

Co-Chair, Zooarchaeology and Bone Technology Interest Group, Society for American Archaeology

2013-

Chair, Departmental Seminar Series, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

2011-2012

Chair, Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, Department of Archaeology, Durham University

2010-2013

Chair, Paleolithic/Mesolithic Discussion Group, Durham University

 

Professional Memberships

  • Society for American Archaeology
  • International Council for Archaeozoology
  • Professional Zooarchaeology Group

 

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