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Petra Cunningham-Smith

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Graduate Student


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Central Florida, 2011
  • B.A. Psychology, St Leo University, 2001




Dr. Kitty Emery

Research Interests

Environmental Archaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Animal Domestication, Dogs, Coastal Archaeology, Coastal to Inland Trade, Fishing Strategies, Animal-Human Interactions

Selected Publications

Emery, K., Thornton, E., Sharpe, A., Cunningham-Smith, P., Duffy, L., & McIntosh, B. (2016). Testing osteometric and morphological methods for turkey species determination in Maya faunal assemblages. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 10, 607-631.

Cunningham-Smith, P., Chase, A. F., & Chase, D. Z. (2014). Fish from afar: Marine use at Caracol, Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 11, 43-53.

Therrien, C. L., Gaster, L., Cunningham‐Smith, P., & Manire, C. A. (2007). Experimental evaluation of environmental enrichment of sea turtles. Zoo Biology, 26(5), 407-416.

Cunningham-Smith, P., Colbert, D. E., Wells, R. S., & Speakman, T. (2006). Evaluation of human interactions with a provisioned wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) near Sarasota Bay, Florida, and efforts to curtail the interactions. Aquatic Mammals, 32(3), 346.


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