William Fitzhugh '64

Director/Curator, Arctic Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, USA


As director of the Arctic Studies Center and curator in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, William Fitzhugh has spent more than forty years studying and publishing on Arctic peoples and cultures in northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Scandinavia, and Mongolia. His archaeological and environmental research has focused upon the prehistory and paleoecology of northeastern North America.