Michael E. Smith

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Archaeologist
Location Tempe, AZ, United States
Introduction I am an archaeologist who works on Aztec sites and Teotihuacan.I do comparative and transdisciplinary research on cities, and also households, empires, and city-states. I view my discipline, archaeology, as a Comparative Historical Social Science.
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I am Professor in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change at Arizona State University; Affiliated Faculty in the School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning; Fellow, ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems; Core Faculty in the Center for Social Dynamics Complexity. Also, I have an affiliation with the Colegio Mexiquense in Toluca, Mexico.
Interests Archaeology, Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Mesoamerica, Urbanism, Ancient cities, Comparative social science, Open access, Scholarly publishing, Science, Music, Family Hhstory, Mexico
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lawrence of Arabia, Singing in the Rain, Black Orpheus, Airheads (yes, Airheads)
Favorite Music 1930s jazz, Django Reinhart, Bob Wills, Duke Ellington, Bach keyboard music, Lyle Lovett, Grateful Dead, Bach solo violin music, Hot Tuna, Mexican music, Chopin, Victor Manuel/Ana Belen, Soft Machine, Captain Beefheart (ha ha, only kidding), Tavener, Bach any kind of music
Favorite Books Lord of the Rings, Killing Mr. Watson (the trilogy), the Alexandria Quartet.