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Sophia Perdikaris

Professor and Department Chairperson
Anthropology and Archaeology

Location: 3307 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x5507
Fax: 718.951.3169

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. Since 2006, she has been running a Brooklyn College archaeological field school in Barbuda, which takes place every January. Perdikaris is 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 ( and the Barbuda Research Complex. Students interested in Caribbean research or in archaeological field experiences in Barbuda are encouraged to contact her directly at and can see more details of her work and the zooarchaeology lab at

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