David Hurst Thomas has served since 1972 as Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History (New York). A specialist in Native American archaeology, he holds four degrees from the University of California, Davis (Ph.D., 1971) and a Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from The University of the South (conferred 1995). He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, University of California (Davis), University of Florida, University of Nevada, the City College of New York, and lectured in more than forty countries. Thomas has written 30 books, edited 90 additional volumes, and written more than 100 scientific papers. His most recent book is the award-winning SKULL WARS: KENNEWICK MAN, ARCHAEOLOGY, AND THE BATTLE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN IDENTITY (Basic Books, 2000). In 1989, Thomas was appointed as a Founding Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution) and elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.Thomas, David Hurst is the author of 'Archaeology Down to Earth', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495008583 and ISBN 0495008583.