Michael Smith is originally from Niles, Michigan and received his BA from Western Michigan University with a Major in Anthropology and a minor in History.
After graduation he worked briefly as an exhibit technician at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Shortly after he took a position with the Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program run by the University of Illinois where he is currently lab director.
His research interests include: material culture studies, collections management, and historic archaeology.
Mike lives in Urbana, Illinois and when he is not working or attending class, he enjoys camping, and brewing his own beer.
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