CUNY Brooklyn College, USA and Barbuda Research Centre
Participates in 1 Session
Sophia Perdikaris is an archaeologist, specializing in the analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites in the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. She has extensive field experience and has participated and directed excavations in many parts of the world. She excavated in Norway for 10 years and in Iceland for five years. For the last 10 years she has been leading a Brooklyn College archaeological field school in Barbuda, which takes place every January. Perdikaris focuses on island research and long term human ecodynamics. Islands today are faced by challenges associated with rapid global change-climate change, sea level rise, changes in plant and animal life, and the social and economic disruptions caused by dramatic shifts in world economy. They also share histories of external colonization, local adaptation, human impacts on landscape and resources, and changing impacts of past global economic connections. Island are products of complex historical interactions which affect their potential for future sustainability and face common twenty first century challenges of educating citizens and nurturing young scientists with strong social commitment. Perdikaris is also faculty in two graduate education departments, at the Liberal Studies department, Sustainability Science and Education track and in Anthropology at the Graduate School and University Center (CUNY) also a coordinator of the NORSEC (Northern Science and Education Center), now based at Brooklyn College, director of the Human Ecodynamics Research Center at GSUC (www.herc.ws.gc.cuny.edu) and Chairman of the Board for the Barbuda Research Complex (www.barbudaresearchcomplex.weebly.com). Students interested in Caribbean research or in archaeological field experiences in Barbuda are encouraged to contact her directly at email@example.com and can see more details of her work and the zooarchaeology lab athttp://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/anthro/perdikaris/
Sessions in which Perdikaris, Sophia participates
- 14.30 The Highland House Site: Archaeological Pasts, Present and Future on Barbuda, West Indies
- Participant Prof. Allison Bain (CELAT, Université Laval) | Participant Perdikaris, Sophia (CUNY Brooklyn College, USA and Barbuda Research Centre) |
- 9:00 - 9:30 | 30 minutes Part of: Case Studies in Archaeology I
- As a small Caribbean island-nation with a developing economy, Barbuda has struggled in accessing, documenting, and maintaining archaeological si...