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Dr Angela Perri

Cofund Research Fellows

BA (Hons), PhD


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Cofund Research Fellows in the Department of Archaeology303 

Biography

I am an archaeologist with primary interests in zooarchaeology, paleoparasitology, paleoecology, and paleoenvironments. In the Durham University Department of Archaeology my research focuses on the nature of human-environmental interactions by analyzing early relationships between humans, animals, climate, and landscapes.

I completed a B.A. in Anthropology at Portland State University in 2008. I obtained my Ph.D. from Durham University in 2014. I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology from 2013-2017. I began a Marie Curie COFUND Junior Research Fellowship in the Durham University Department of Archaeology in 2017. I have fieldwork experience in the United States, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Morocco, Japan, Israel, and Czech Republic and my research has been funded by the European Commission (Marie Curie), Max Planck Society, Arts and Humanities Research Council, European Research Council, Natural Environmental Research Council, Society for American Archaeology, The Japan Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The British Association for Japanese Studies and the Tweedie Exploration Grant.

Research interests

  • zooarchaeology
  • prehistoric archaeology
  • paleoparasitology
  • human-environmental interactions
  • domestication
  • climate change

Research groups

  • Bioarchaeology

Publications

Authored book

  • Farnswroth, Kenneth, Martin, Terrance, & Perri, Angela (2015). Modified Predator Mandible and Maxilla Artifacts and Predator Symbolism in Illinois Hopewell. Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Prarie Research Institute.

Chapter in book

  • Perri, Angela & Sazelova, Sandra (2016). The role of large canids: preliminary variabilities forming the population structure at Moravia. In Dolni Vestonice II: Chronostratigraphy, Paleoethnology, Paleoanthropology. Svoboda, Jiri 21.
  • Perri, Angela (2017). A typology of dog deposition in archaeological contexts. In Economic zooarchaeology: studies in hunting, herding and early agriculture. Rowley-Conwy, Peter, Serjeantson, Dale & Halstead, Paul Oxbow Books.

Journal Article

  • Perri, Angela, Martin, Terrance & Farnsworth, Kenneth (2015). A Bobcat Burial and Other Reported Intentional Animal Burials from Illinois Hopewell Mounds. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology
  • Borry, Maxime, Cordova, Bryan, Perri, Angela, Wibowo, Marsha, Prasad Honap, Tanvi, Ko, Jada, Yu, Jie, Britton, Kate, Girdland-Flink, Linus, Power, Robert C., Stuijts, Ingelise, Salazar-García, Domingo C., Hofman, Courtney, Hagan, Richard, Samdapawindé Kagoné, Thérèse, Meda, Nicolas, Carabin, Helene, Jacobson, David, Reinhard, Karl, Lewis, Cecil, Kostic, Aleksandar, Jeong, Choongwon, Herbig, Alexander, Hübner, Alexander & Warinner, Christina (2020). CoproID predicts the source of coprolites and paleofeces using microbiome composition and host DNA content. PeerJ 8: e9001.
  • Perri, Angela R., Heinrich, Susann, Gur-Arieh, Shira & Saunders, Jeffrey J. (2017). Earliest Evidence ofToxocarasp. in a 1.2-Million-Yr-Old Extinct Hyena (Pachycrocuta brevirostris) Coprolite from Northwest Pakistan. Journal of Parasitology 103(1): 138.
  • Cooper, Catherine G., Burns, Jessica L., Koster, Jeremy M., Perri, Angela R. & Richards, Michael P. (2018). Economic and demographic predictors of dietary variation and nutritional indicators in Nicaragua. American Journal of Human Biology 30(4): e23125.
  • Ameen, Carly, Feuerborn, Tatiana R., Brown, Sarah K., Linderholm, Anna, Hulme-Beaman, Ardern, Lebrasseur, Ophélie, Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S., Lounsberry, Zachary T., Lin, Audrey T., Appelt, Martin, Bachmann, Lutz, Betts, Matthew, Britton, Kate, Darwent, John, Dietz, Rune, Fredholm, Merete, Gopalakrishnan, Shyam, Goriunova, Olga I., Grønnow, Bjarne, Haile, James, Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn, Harrison, Ramona, Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter, Knecht, Rick, Losey, Robert J., Masson-MacLean, Edouard, McGovern, Thomas H., McManus-Fry, Ellen, Meldgaard, Morten, Midtdal, Åslaug, Moss, Madonna L., Nikitin, Iurii G., Nomokonova, Tatiana, Pálsdóttir, Albína Hulda, Perri, Angela, Popov, Aleksandr N., Rankin, Lisa, Reuther, Joshua D., Sablin, Mikhail, Schmidt, Anne Lisbeth, Shirar, Scott, Smiarowski, Konrad, Sonne, Christian, Stiner, Mary C., Vasyukov, Mitya, West, Catherine F., Ween, Gro Birgit, Wennerberg, Sanne Eline, Wiig, Øystein, Woollett, James, Dalén, Love, Hansen, Anders J., P. Gilbert, M. Thomas, Sacks, Benjamin N., Frantz, Laurent, Larson, Greger, Dobney, Keith, Darwent, Christyann M. & Evin, Allowen (2019). Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286(1916): 20191929.
  • Perri, Angela R., Smith, Geoff M. & Bosch, Marjolein D. (2015). Comment on “How do you kill 86 mammoths? Taphonomic investigations of mammoth megasites” by Pat Shipman. Quaternary International 368: 112.
  • Perri, Angela, Widga, Chris, Lawler, Dennis, Martin, Terrance, Loebel, Thomas, Farnsworth, Kenneth, Kohn, Luci & Buenger, Brent (2019). New Evidence of the Earliest Domestic Dogs in the Americas. American Antiquity 84(1): 68-87.
  • Perri, Angela R. (2016). Hunting dogs as environmental adaptations in Jōmon Japan. Antiquity 90(353): 1166.
  • Perri, Angela (2016). A wolf in dog's clothing: Initial dog domestication and Pleistocene wolf variation. Journal of Archaeological Science 68: 1.
  • Janssens, Luc, Perri, Angela, Crombé, Philippe, Van Dongen, Stefan & Lawler, Dennis (2019). An evaluation of classical morphologic and morphometric parameters reported to distinguish wolves and dogs. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 23: 501-533.
  • Frantz, Laurent A. F., Mullin, Victoria E., Pionnier-Capitan, Maud, Lebrasseur, Ophélie, Ollivier, Morgane, Perri, Angela, Linderholm, Anna, Mattiangeli, Valeria, Teasdale, Matthew D., Dimopoulos, Evangelos A., Tresset, Anne, Duffraisse, Marilyne, McCormick, Finbar, Bartosiewicz, László, Gál, Erika, Nyerges, Éva A., Sablin, Mikhail V., Bréhard, Stéphanie, Mashkour, Marjan, Bălăşescu, Adrian, Gillet, Benjamin, Hughes, Sandrine, Chassaing, Olivier, Hitte, Christophe, Vigne, Jean-Denis, Dobney, Keith, Hänni, Catherine, Bradley, Daniel G. & Larson, Greger (2016). Genomic and archaeological evidence suggest a dual origin of domestic dogs. Science 352(6290): 1228.
  • Svoboda, Jiří, Pokorný, Petr, Horáček, Ivan, Sázelová, Sandra, Abraham, Vojtěch, Divišová, Michaela, Ivanov, Martin, Kozáková, Radka, Novák, Jan, Novák, Martin, Šída, Petr & Perri, Angela (2018). Late Glacial and Holocene sequences in rockshelters and adjacent wetlands of Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic: Correlation of environmental and archaeological records. Quaternary International 465: 234.
  • Perri, Angela R., Koster, Jeremy M., Otárola-Castillo, Erik, Burns, Jessica L. & Cooper, Catherine G. (2019). Dietary variation among indigenous Nicaraguan horticulturalists and their dogs: An ethnoarchaeological application of the Canine Surrogacy Approach. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 55: 101066.
  • Ní Leathlobhair, Máire, Perri, Angela R., Irving-Pease, Evan K., Witt, Kelsey E., Linderholm, Anna, Haile, James, Lebrasseur, Ophelie, Ameen, Carly, Blick, Jeffrey, Boyko, Adam R., Brace, Selina, Cortes, Yahaira Nunes, Crockford, Susan J., Devault, Alison, Dimopoulos, Evangelos A., Eldridge, Morley, Enk, Jacob, Gopalakrishnan, Shyam, Gori, Kevin, Grimes, Vaughan, Guiry, Eric, Hansen, Anders J., Hulme-Beaman, Ardern, Johnson, John, Kitchen, Andrew, Kasparov, Aleksei K., Kwon, Young-Mi, Nikolskiy, Pavel A., Lope, Carlos Peraza, Manin, Aurélie, Martin, Terrance, Meyer, Michael, Myers, Kelsey Noack, Omura, Mark, Rouillard, Jean-Marie, Pavlova, Elena Y., Sciulli, Paul, Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S., Strakova, Andrea, Ivanova, Varvara V., Widga, Christopher, Willerslev, Eske, Pitulko, Vladimir V., Barnes, Ian, Gilbert, M. Thomas P., Dobney, Keith M., Malhi, Ripan S., Murchison, Elizabeth P., Larson, Greger & Frantz, Laurent A. F. (2018). The evolutionary history of dogs in the Americas. Science 361(6397): 81-85.