Michael E. Smith

Archaeologist, Author

1953 –

48

Who is Michael E. Smith?

Michael Ernest Smith is an American archaeologist working primarily with Aztec and general Mesoamerican archaeology. He has written numerous scholarly articles about central Mexican archaeology as well as several books about the Aztecs, among them a widely used textbook. He is currently Professor of Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. He is known for stressing the importance of assessing archaeological evidence independently of the ethnohistorical sources, and advocating its use as a source of knowledge about the Aztecs.

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Born
1953
Also known as
  • Michael Smith
  • Michael Ernest Smith
Nationality
  • United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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