David Meltzer is Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University. Dr. Meltzer received his Ph.D. at the University of Washington (1984). His research interests center on the origins, antiquity and adaptations of the first Americans who colonized the North American continent at the end of the Pleistocene (Ice Age). He seeks to explore how hunter-gatherers met the challenges of moving across and adapting to the vast, ecologically diverse landscape of Late Glacial North America, during a time of significant climate change. Dr. Meltzer is the author of numerous books including Folsom (2006), Search for the First Americans (1993), and First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America (2009). Dr. Meltzer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.