Michael E. Smith

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Michael E. Smith

Michael Smith

Cultural Resource Specialist

M.A. Historical Administration, Eastern Illinois University
B.A. Anthropology, Western Michigan University

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  Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


General Interest/Area of Focus

My research interests include historic archaeology, architecture, material culture studies and the best practices for cultural heritage management and development.

Membership

Historical Administration Program Association
Illinois Archaeological Survey
Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology
Society for Historical Archeology

Previous Positions

2005–2017 Lab Director, Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1999–2005 Assistant Lab Specialist, Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1998–1999 Exhibit Technician, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI.

1996–1998 Field Technician, Southwest Michigan Historic Landscape Project, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University.

Selected Bibliography

2016 National Register of Historic Places Evaluation of 11CN552 in Christian County, Illinois. Research Report No. 187. Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Co-author with Christopher Flynn and Sean Stretton).

2013 Prehistory in the Local Museum: Making Connections. Technical Insert 185. Illinois Heritage Association Newsletter Vol. 31, No. 5. Illinois Heritage Association.

2012 Phase I Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey of F.J. McLain State Park in Houghton County, Michigan. Project No. 12-134. Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (Co-author with Christopher Flynn and Gregory R. Walz).

2012 The Martin Homestead (11V924): Early Prosperity on the Wabash Border. Illinois Archaeology Vol. 24. Illinois Archaeological Survey (Co-author with Brian Adams, Alice Berkson, and Ilona Matovszki).

2010 Investigations of the Snyder Cemetery (11Mh293) in McHenry, Illinois. Research Report No. 152. Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Co-author with Kevin McGowan, Christopher Flynn, Virginia Hess, and Jodi Blumenfeld).

2009 National Register of Historic Places Eligibility Assessment of Fort Sully (14LV165): A United States Army Civil War-Era Fortification Constructed at Fort Leavenworth Kansas. Research Report No. 143. Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Co-author with Christopher Flynn and Gregory R. Walz).

2009 Doctor Syntax visits the Frontier: English Ceramic Exports to Illinois. Illinois Antiquity Vol. 44, No 3. Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology.

2007 Reborn from the Ashes: The Link between the Phoenix Button and Frontier Illinois. Illinois Antiquity Vol. 42, No 1. Illinois Association for the Advancement of Archaeology.

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