Brian McCray

Brian McCray

Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology

Brian is an archaeologist interested in interregional interaction and ethnogenesis on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Brian graduated with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2009, and spent a year working in the archaeology department at Monticello re-examining archaeological evidence of industry on Thomas Jefferson’s plantation. He joined the program at Vanderbilt in 2010 with interest in the archaeology of both the Amazon basin and the Andean highlands. This led to a focus on interregional interaction, trade, movement, and ethnogenesis in northeastern Peru. Previously, Brian has worked on British colonial plantations in Nevis, Jamaica, and Virginia; Late Intermediate Period pukaras in Peru; and a Late Horizon Inka site in northern Ecuador.