Frederick H. Smith

Frederick H. Smith is a historical archaeologist who has explored patterns of alcohol use in the Caribbean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His research uses a broad-based ethnohistorical approach that integrates documentary, archaeological, and ethnographic evidence. In 1989, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia and, in 1994, received his Master of Arts in Anthropology at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1994, he entered the University of Florida, where he pursued his Ph.D. in anthropology. At the University of Florida, he taught a course on alcohol and culture for the Honors Program. In the fall of 2001, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Florida. In the fall of 2002, he will begin his new position as assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Western Michigan University.