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Angela Perri

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department(s): Anthropology
Office: WRI-A 106
Email: angela.perri@unlv.edu

Biography

Angela Perri is an archaeologist who studies the relationship between humans and their environments. Much of her work focuses on social interactions between humans and animals, with a focus on animal domestication, multispecies ethnography, and zoonotic disease. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, often combining aspects of anthropology, ecology, and genetics.

She is currently working on a project that examines the cultural, morphological, and genetic origins of working dogs. Her work is published in top-tier academic journals as well as highlighted in popular outlets, such as The New York Times, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the BBC.

Education

  • Ph.D.: Durham University (2014)

Research Interests

Environmental archaeology, archaeological science, paleoecology, zooarchaeology, human-animal interactions, domestication, multispecies ethnography, hunter-gatherers, ethnoarchaeology, zoonotic disease.