Matthew Des Lauriers
Matthew Des Lauriers is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Anthropological Research Institute at California State University, Northridge. He has worked in Baja California since 2000, primarily on the island of Isla Cedros. Dr. Des Lauriers is engaged in co-operative research with scholars from the Insituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico, Oregon State University, and the University of California, Irvine. Matthew’s contributions have extended from historic period otter hunters and miners to the earliest colonization of the Baja California Peninsula. His present Proyecto Arqueologico Isla Cedros has dramatically changed intepretations of the indigenous history of Baja California.