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Daniel M. Perez, M.A., RPA

Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Coordinator


Contact Information:
Office Location: 123A Hackman Hall

Office Phone: 423.236.2027


Daniel Perez became Museum Coordinator for the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum in Fall 2013. Prior to his appointment within the Institute of Archaeology, he worked in various capacities within the field of archaeology at sites in Israel, Uzbekistan, and the United States.

In Israel, he has participated in the archaeological excavations at Tel Hazor in 2007. From 2009 to 2011, he served in the excavations for the Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeological Project as well as a field survey at Khirbet Shuweikah. Aside from Israel, he participated in an excavation project in southern Uzbekistan through the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University.

In the United States, Daniel worked at several prehistoric Native American sites in Arizona. Prior to joining the Institute of Archaeology at Southern, Daniel worked for a cultural resource management firm in southern California working at paleontological as well as prehistoric and historic period archaeological sites.

Most recently, Daniel participated in the excavations for The Fourth Expedition to Lachish, Israel as an archaeological surveyor.



  • Managing daily operations of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum
  • Developing and supervising plans and designs in the Museum's exhibit productions
  • Marketing and promoting museum-sponsored lectures, initiatives, and related events
  • Developing public education programs and publications
  • Coordinating group tours of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum


M.A. – Anthropology-Archaeology, Northern Arizona University

B.S. – Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Professional Memberships:

  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists
  • Society for American Archaeology