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Monica L. Smith, Ph.D.

Author, Cities: The First 6,000 Years

Monica L. Smith is a California native who grew up in the greater Los Angeles area. She currently teaches at UCLA, and conducts research on ancient urbanism through archaeological surveys and excavations. She has written on food and culture, objects and their role in creating personal identity, and the long history of humans as the "consuming primate."

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