Douglas J. Perrelli, Ph. D., RPA

Douglas J. Perrelli, Ph. D., RPA is a Registered Professional Archaeologist with 30 years of experience performing archaeological work in western New York. He subscribes to the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and New York Archaeological Council’s (NYAC) Code of Ethics and Practice, has upheld this code as a NYAC board member since 1998, and currently serves as NYAC President. His interest and activity in New York State archaeology began in 1984 as a student of the State University of New York at Geneseo. Since that time, he has received a master’s degree (1994) and a doctoral degree (2001) from the University at Buffalo (UB), with active participation in exploring and preserving western New York’s archaeological heritage. Perrelli has been a member of the Society for American Archaeology since 1993 and of the Register for Professional Archaeologists since 2001.

He currently serves on the New York State Board for Historic Preservation and Chairs the Archaeology Committee for the board. Dr. Perrelli has been the Director of the Archaeological Survey, University at Buffalo (UB) since 2001, and has a Clinical Assistant Professor appointment in the Anthropology Department at UB. He brings considerable experience and knowledge about New York state archaeology and the workings of numerous boards, councils, societies and committees to the table. His research interests include Iroquoian archaeology, the study of stone tools and cultural resource management (CRM) in the context of historic preservation.