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Department of Anthropology

Briana Doering
Assistant Professor, Archaeology


B.A. 2012, Barnard College
M.A. 2016, University of Michigan
Ph.D. 2020 University of Michigan - Anthropology Bldg 219


Briana N. Doering is an anthropological archaeologist interested in understanding human decision-making in the past. She undertakes multiscalar research projects with mixed methods, from zooarchaeology and dietary reconstruction to geospatial modeling, to reconstruct past adaptations to social and natural environments. Dr. Bree conducts her field research primarily in central Alaska but has also worked in Australia, Egypt, Georgia, Michigan, Mexico, Madagascar, Wyoming, and Kodiak, Alaska. She teaches a variety of courses in archaeology and regularly offers Introduction to Archaeology, GIS in Anthropology, North American Archaeology, and Zooarchaeology I.

Dr. Bree is accepting MA and PhD students interested in zooarchaeology, landscape archaeology, community-based research, isotopic methods, experimental studies, and the archaeology of highly mobile groups.

Courses Taught: 

ANTH 1300                            Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 4110/5110                   Zooarchaeology I
ANTH 4160/5160                   GIS in Anthropology

ANTH 5180                            Advanced Field Methods in Archaeology

Recent Selected Publications:

2021    Doering, B. Subarctic landscape adaptations and paleodemography: A 14,000-year history of climate change and human settlement in central Alaska and Yukon. Quaternary Science Reviews 285(107139): 1-16.

2020  Doering, B., J. Esdale, J. Reuther, and S. Catenacci. A Multiscalar Consideration of the Social and Environmental Processes Driving the Athabascan Migration. American Antiquity 85(3), 470-491.
2019  Doering, B. Evaluating the Effects of Fermentation on the Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Values in Chinook Salmon. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 23C, 626-633.


Research Interests:

Migration, human-environment interactions, zooarchaeological methods, landscape archaeology, dietary reconstruction, Subarctic adaptation and resilience.

Bree Doering

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