Krista Eschbach

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Student Information

Graduate Student
Anthropology
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Education

Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe

2007 M.A. Anthropology/Historical Archaeology, University of West Florida, Pensacola

2003 B.A. Anthropology, magna cum laude, University of West Florida, Pensacola

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Research Interests

I am an anthropologist who specializes in the archaeology and history of the Gulf Lowlands of Mesoamerica and the Southeastern United States. I am particularly interested in cross-cultural interaction and the mechanisms of social transformation in situations of migration, colonialism, and diaspora.  Informed by contemporary social theory, my current work focuses on the interplay between local changes in social relations and internal statecraft as seen at the Spanish colonial Port of Veracruz and the presidios of Northwest Florida. More broadly, I look at how social transformations impacted the persistence or collapse of complex societies, social clustering in urban neighborhoods, and restructuring of social, economic, and political hierarchies. My research is interdisciplinary, multi-scalar, and comparative, extending across traditional regional boundaries. I specialize in the use of methods drawn from archaeological sciences for the study of ceramic technology, as well as quantitative methods and analysis of colonial documents.

Specific technical expertise:
Archaeometry-based techniques for ceramic analysis:
PIXE, INAA, XRD, electron microprobe, binocular microscopy, ceramic petrography

Computing tools for quantitative analysis:
R/R Studio, SPSS, SAS, Systat, and GAUSS

Archival experience (select):
Archivo General de la Naci�n in Mexico City; Archivo Municipal de Veracruz, Mexico; Archivo Parroquial of the Catedral de la Asunci�n de Nuestra Se�ora, Veracruz, Mexico

Courses

Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 337 Pyramids and Hieroglyphs