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Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology, Purdue University

Emily Fletcher is a digital archaeologist interested in software development, data management, decolonizing archaeology, and technological innovation. She attended Kalamazoo College for her undergraduate studies, where people are often surprised to learn she double majored in computer science and history. She worked as a software developer for a year before coming to Purdue in 2019 to pursue a graduate degree.

In Emily's research, she writes software to bring new life to archaeological legacy data (records from previous research). She specifically focuses on the Gulkana Site, an important but understudied Native Alaskan heritage site where people created a variety of copper tools roughly a thousand years ago. She hopes that her software can make data about this site easier for archaeologists and descendants to interact with.