Tracy Jenkins

Field Supervisor
Historic Archaeologist

College of William and Mary, B.A. Anthropology/History

University of Maryland, M.A.A., Applied Anthropology

University of Maryland, Ph.D., Anthropology

Tracy Jenkins is an archaeologist with a focus in historic-period sites and material culture. Trained in the Chesapeake, he worked on various sites in Virginia and Maryland before joining the CRA team in Tennessee.


Tracy holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park. His dissertation research focused on a free African-American community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the ways in which collective struggle by antebellum free African-Americans shaped the material culture of everyday life. In this work, he collaborated closely with members of the local and descendant communities connected to archaeological sites. Tracy also has experience with spatial analysis. recording oral history, and archival research.


Extending his interests in heritage beyond archaeology, Tracy can also be found playing the bagpipes at local and regional events, where he performs regularly.