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 BA at the University of Oregon and then continued on by interning with the American Museum of Natural History and the Department of Defense before spending a couple years shovel bumming. He received his MA degree 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, 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.