Elizabeth Murphy is originally from the Washington, D.C. area. She
graduated from the University of West Florida in 2007 with a B.A. in
Anthropology, specializing in Archaeology. Her academic interests
include the Spanish colonial period, urban archaeology, maritime
cultural landscapes, Geographic Information Systems, Hypack,
underwater methodologies, and predictive modeling. She has worked on
both terrestrial and maritime archaeological projects throughout the
Florida panhandle and in portions of coastal Georgia, Alabama, and
Mississippi. Her thesis research is aimed at synthesizing past survey,
historical, archaeological, environmental, and meteorological data to
form a comprehensive, holistic predictive model for the remaining Luna
shipwrecks and settlement site in and around Pensacola Bay, Florida.
Degree and focus: Anthropology, Historical Archaeology.