Dr. Marvin Smith, Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. (Anthropology) University of Florida, 1984
Office: (229) 333-5490
University Center: 1132
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I am professor of anthropology at Valdosta State University and a practicing archaeologist. I teach the archaeology courses, American Indian course, Physical Anthropology, Introduction to Anthropology, and a perspectives course Georgia: a Spanish Borderland. I am the author of more than 70 scholarly publications, including my latest book, Coosa: The Rise and Fall of a Southeastern Mississippian Chiefdom (University Press of Florida, 2000). In 1992, I received the C. B. Moore Award for Excellence presented by the Lower Mississippi Survey at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. My research focuses on the interaction between southeastern Native Americans and Europeans in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.