Alexander Craib

Principal Investigator

University of Oregon, B.A. Anthropology

University of Tennessee, M.A. Anthropology

University of Wyoming, Ph.D. (in progress) Anthropology



Alexander Craib is originally from the Commonwealth of Virginia but bounced around the continental US before arriving at CRA in Lexington. He completed his bachelor’s in anthropology at the University of Oregon. Then he continued on by interning with the American Museum of Natural History and the Department of Defense before spending a couple of years shovel bumming. He received his master’s in anthropology from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, which focused on Dalton mobility practices in the Tennessee River Valley. He then moved out west to pursue a PhD at the University of Wyoming, focused on how hunter-gatherer mobility, using lithic artifacts as a proxy, is influenced by demographic and climatic change over a 12,000-year period. Alexander is experienced in fieldwork throughout North America (Wyoming, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina) as well as in the Pacific (Pohnpei FSM, Rapa Nui).


In his free time, Alexander is a passionate flint knapper, plant attendant, aquarium keeper, and cat dad. He and his wife, Lauren, enjoy road trips, camping, fly fishing, and reading. Almost every Saturday in the Fall, Alex can be found passionately supporting his beloved Oregon Ducks, Tennessee Vols, and Wyoming Cowboys football teams.