Adam T. Smith is professor and chairperson in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University and a member of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies. He is a cofounder of the joint American-Armenian Project for the Archaeology and Geography of Ancient Transcaucasian Societies (Project ArAGATS), a long-term collaborative research project in Armenia. His research interests center on the way the material world constitutes the social and political life, issues that he examines through landscapes and artifacts of the Caucasus region during the Bronze and Iron Ages.
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