Emily Kracht

Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Emily Kracht is an Anthropology graduate student, specializing in Archaeology. Emily studies the Indigenous peoples of the early Caribbean, but has broad interests in ceramic technology, archaeometry, marine adaptations, exchange networks, and outreach. She specifically focuses on archaeometric methods including ceramic analysis, stable isotope analysis, and radiocarbon dating. She uses these techniques to understand migration, colonization, social identity, and exchange of these early peoples. Emily’s current research studies how the elemental composition of pottery can be used to track early exchange and trade networks among regional and microregional centers.

Emily holds a BA and BS in Anthropology and Chemistry, respectively, from the University of Florida (UF). She also has spent time as a lab technician and collections assistant at UF and the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida.