William W. Fitzhugh

William W. Fitzhugh, director of the Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center, is a specialist on the anthropology and archeology of the circumpolar regions, including northern Canada, Alaska, Russia, Scandinavia, and Mongolia. His search for Eskimo origins led him into the Bronze Age archaeology of Mongolia where he and his colleagues have conducted yearly expeditions since 2001. Recently he edited the highly illustrated book, Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire that accompanied a large traveling exhibition.