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Department of Anthropology

Mark E. Miller
Adjunct Professor

BA 1974, University of Wyoming
MA 1976, University of Wyoming
Ph.D 1979, University of Colorado • (307) 766-5564 • Anthro Building 218

Retired Wyoming State Archaeologist Dr. Mark Miller was raised on the family ranch in Carbon County, Wyoming, started by his great-grandfather in the 1870s. He developed a keen awareness of archaeology while working there. Always interested in landowner/resource issues, he served one year as Co-Chairman of the Public Lands Committee in the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. Miller received his B.A. in Anthropology in 1974 and his M.A. in Anthropology in 1976, both from the University of Wyoming. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1979. Dr. Miller is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. Mark has worked in Wyoming archaeology since 1971, and has conducted additional research in adjacent states. He became Wyoming State Archaeologist in May 1984 and holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. The Office of Wyoming State Archaeologist is responsible under State Statute 36-4-106(d) for archaeological research, public outreach, publication, and collections management. Dr. Miller's current interests include historical archaeology of the Indian Wars Period, prehistoric adaptations in Wyoming, cultural ecology, teaching public archaeology, and enhancing public education about Wyoming archaeology. He has published his research in one book and several articles disseminated in a variety of outlets.

Courses Taught:

ANTH 4190-01/5190-01 Public Archaeology

Recent/ Selected Publications

2008    Clovis in Wyoming.  Current Research in the Pleistocene 25:135-138. Co-authored with Mary M. Prasciunas, George C. Frison, Marcel Kornfeld, and Steven J. Sutter.

2008    History and Development of the Human Remains Repository at the University of Wyoming. Co-authored with Rick L. Weathermon. In Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology of the Northwestern Plains, edited by George W. Gill and Rick L. Weathermon, pp. 42-47. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

2008    An Introduction to the Archaeology and Human Osteology of the Benick Ranch Site (48AB5710. In, Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology of the Northwestern Plains, edited by George W. Gill and Rick L. Weathermon, pp. 48-63. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

2009    Data Recovery and Mapping in the Finley Site Area, 1987.  The Wyoming Archaeologist 53(1):9-24.  Co-authored with George C. Frison.

2012    Military Sites in Wyoming 1700-1920: Historic Context. With contributions by Danny N. Walker and Rebecca Fritsche Wiewel. Context series, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Research Interests:

Wyoming archaeology, prehistoric cultural ecology, archaeology of the Indian Wars Period.

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