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Traci Lynn Andrews

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Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Nautical Archaeology
Shelley Wachsmann
First Year In the Program


Traci received her BA in archaeology and history from Texas A&M University. Following this, she received her MA in Egyptian archaeology at the University of Chicago. There, she researched GIS applications in Egypt’s Eastern Desert and how boats played an early role in developing longstanding ideologies.  Returning to Texas A&M, Traci is studying under Dr. Shelley Wachsmann for her PhD in the Nautical Archaeology Program. Her focus is in ship iconography, especially in the form of petroglyphs or graffiti. Traci worked with GIS, in addition to excavating, at the Roman site of Stobi in Macedonia and Tell Keisan in Israel. She has also worked as a conservator for the past five years. She is working towards certificates in both of these fields at Texas A&M. Traci speaks Arabic and Spanish and can read Middle and Late Egyptian hieroglyphic and hieratic texts.