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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


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

2014Durham 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
2008Portland 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)
SubmittedCo-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)
2012John Crump Research Grant,
British Association for Japanese Studies
(£1500)
2012General Research Grant,
British Association for Japanese Studies
(£4000)
2011The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grant
(£1000)
2011The Japan Foundation Research Grant (£500)
2011Tweedie Exploration Grant,
University of Edinburgh
(£1000)
2010R. Bruce McMillan Research Internship,
Illinois State Museum
($3000)

Fellowships and Awards

2012Postgraduate Student of the Year,
Dept. of Archaeology,
Durham University
2012Dienje Kenyon Fellowship,
Society for American Archaeology
($500)
2010-2013Ustinov College Travel Award
(£400)
2010, 2011Rosemary Cramp Award,
Durham University
(£300)
2010, 2011Workshop Bursary,
Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK
(£250)
2010Research Dialogue Leader Grant,
Durham University
(£500)
2010Graduate School Conference and Events Grant,
Durham University
(£500)
2010Birley Bursary,
Durham University
(£150)
2009Public 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
2014University 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
2010-2013Durham 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

2013Chrono-Environment Laboratory (CNRS),
University of Franche-Comte, Besancon, France
Visiting Researcher,
advanced training in paleoparasite analysis
2011-2012Cabeço da Amoreira Excavations,
Muge,
Portugal
Excavation, faunal and paleoparasite analysis
2011-2012Outer Hebrides Excavations, Outer Hebrides,
Scotland
Excavation, faunal and paleoparasite analysis
2011Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties,
Nara,
Japan
Visiting Researcher, zooarchaeological Ph.D research
2010R. Bruce McMillan Research Internship,
Illinois State Museum
Faunal analysis and Ph.D research
2008-2009Willamette Cultural Resource Associates,
Portland,
OR
Field archaeologist (CRM)
2008-2009Fort Vancouver,
Vancouver,
WA
Zooarchaeology research intern, faunal analysis
2008Arizona State University/Illinois State Museum
Advanced zooarchaeology short course
2008Fort Vancouver Field School,
Vancouver,
WA

Conferences and Sessions Organized or Chaired

2016Perri, Angela R. and Sarah MacIntosh
New Methods in Zooarchaeology.
Symposium organized for Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
2015Perri, 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.
2013Perri, 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.
2012Perri, 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.
2012Perri, 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

2016Variation in Large Canids from Dolní Věstonice II,
Czech Republic.
World of Gravettian Hunters Conference. 16-20 May.
2015Dogs as Weapon Technology:
Their Role in Past Hunting Groups.
Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, 15-19 April.
2014Deciphering Dog Domestication through a Combined Ancient DNA and Geometric Morphometric Approach.
12th Conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology, 22-27 September.
2012Early 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.
2011Animal 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
2010Holocene 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

2016Workshop on the Analysis of Micro Particles in Archaeological Samples
Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology,
Leipzig, Germany
2015A Tale of Dog Domestication
Masaryk University,
Czech Republic
2015Deciphering Dog Domestication through an Interdisciplinary Approach.
Department of Culture and Society,
Aarhus University,
Denmark
2014Dogs 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
2013Modern Archaeoparasitology for the Ancient World.
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig,
Germany
2012Prehistoric Dog Burials.
Lecture Series,
Algarve Archaeological Association,
Algarve,
Portugal
 Dog the Hunter.
Ciclo de Conferencias,
Universidade do Algarve,
Algarve,
Portugal
2011The 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
2010Dog 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
2011-2012Chair,
Postgraduate Research Seminar Series,
Department of Archaeology,
Durham University
2010-2013Chair,
Paleolithic/Mesolithic Discussion Group,
Durham University

Professional Memberships

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

Selected Media about Research

2016Gorman, James
Where Did Dogs Come From? There May Be Two Answers. The New York Times. June 2.
2016Lobell, Jarrett
Top Discoveries of 2015 – Baby Bobcat. Archaeology Jan/Feb 2016.
2015Romey, Kristin
Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015. National Geographic. December 28.
2015 Grimm, David
Ancient Bobcat had Human Burial. Science 349(6243): 10.
2015 Morell, Virginia
How Wolf Became Dog. Scientific American 313(1): 60-67.
2014Grimm, David
Did Dogs Help Drive Mammoths to their Graves? Science May 29.
2012 Gorman, James
2‘What Is’ Meets ‘What If’: The Role of Speculation in Science. The New York Times May 24.
2012 Gorman, James
Deeper Digging Needed to Decode a Best Friend’s Genetic Roots. The New York Times May 21.
2012 Staff
Modern dogs have ‘little in common’ with ancient breeds. BBC News May 21.
2010 Balter, Michael
Burying Man’s Best Friend, With Honor. Science 329(5998): 1464-1465.