Geoff Smith is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been working in the Great Basin since 2001 and has primarily focused his research on the archaeology of the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene, ca. 13,500-8,500 years ago. He has worked to develop a better understanding of mobility through studies of lithic technology and source provenance studies. He is also concerned with how environmental, demographic, and social conditions contributed to diachronic changes in hunter-gatherer adaptation in the Great Basin. As Executive Director of UNR’s Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit (GBPRU), he is actively involved in fieldwork throughout the northwestern Great Basin each summer.