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Michael E. Smith
An expert in Mesoamerican archaeology, Smith specializes in the Aztecs and comparative research on ancient urban centers and premodern agrarian state societies. He is a major part of the ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory outside Mexico City and has a long history of directing fieldwork in Mexico at numerous Aztec sites. Known for his contributions to both teaching and research, he is frequently sought out for his insight into archaeological matters.
Anthropology, ChineseChappell, a senior and double major, was recently awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study in China. This spring she will be taking classes at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an. With particular interests in cultural and business anthropology and Chinese language, she will have the opportunity to expand her knowledge in these areas and later participate in a six-week summer internship at Xi'an High Technology Development Zone.
Societies and their Natural Environments
This transdisciplinary, multi-site research program examines how factors – such as increasing urbanization, water scarcity and climate change – are related to changes in cultural ideas and knowledge.
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