Cameron Smith

Dr. Cameron M. Smith

Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, Simon Fraser University, 2004
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Cameron M. Smith (PhD, 2004, Simon Fraser University). Dr. Smith, educated in the US, England, Africa and Canada,  has been engaged in the archaeology of the Lower Columbia River Region since 1991 as a member of the Wapato Valley Archaeology Project. He continues his fieldwork today on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in collaboration with Linfield College and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. His publications include two popular science books and research articles in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Structure and Dynamics, the Journal of Field Archaeology, Physics of Life Reviews, Acta Astronautica, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, and Antiquity,among others. Currently Dr. Smith is completing an analysis of the Wapato Valley Archaeology Project’s 1984‐ 1996 excavations on the Lower Columbia with PSU’s Prof. Emeritus Kenneth M. Ames, and writing and illustrating his sixth book, the Atlas ofHuman Prehistory (Cognella 2016). Selected publications are available on at, while his CV and other updated academic work are found at

Listen: Dr. Smith on Scientific American's "Darwin in Space: How Multigenerational Missions Could Shape Human Evolution."

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