The Animals Make Identities: The Social Bioarchaeology of Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic Cemeteries in North-East Europe (AMI) project investigates social links between humans and animals in hunter-gatherer burial sites in North-East Europe, c. 9000–7500 years ago, and aims to understand the social identities of the deceased. The research material derives from almost 300 graves from eight cemeteries in North-East Europe and includes, for example, a unique site in Russia. The project is funded by European Research Council, Consolidator Grant (864258) 2020 -2025.