Patricia Donie Smith

Title: Archaeologist
Company: Lassen National Forest
Location: Dayton, Montana, United States

Patricia Smith, Archaeologist at Lassen National Forest, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in study of cultural artifacts.

After obtaining a Bachelor and Master of Science in anthropology with emphasis on archaeology from Montana State University in Missoula, Ms. Smith has thrived as an archaeologist with Lassen National Forest, which comprises approximately 1,700 square feet in northeast California named for the volcano Lassen Peak and was home in the 1910s of the last surviving Native American from the Yahi Yana tribe, who had lived in the area for over three thousand years. Ms. Smith studies the archaeological record consisting of artifacts, architecture, biofacts, sites and cultural landscapes.

After excelling in the food service industry as a restaurant manager and restaurateur, Ms. Smith turned her attention to land surveying, in which she became a field coordinator which took her to outdoor sites in which she found arrowheads. This sparked her interest in archaeology, and she returned to school and earned two degrees in the discipline in which she has provided superior service and dedicated herself to research. In the coming years, Ms. Smith’s goal is to finish building a house on a land that she recently purchased.

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