Department of Anthropology

Mark E. Miller - Adjunct Professor

BA 1974, University of Wyoming
MA 1976, University of Wyoming
Ph.D 1979, University of Colorado

Mark. E. Miller grew up on his family’s ranch started by his great-grandfather in 1873. He attended the University of Wyoming between 1970-1974 when he earned his B.A. in Anthropology. He continued at UW between 1974-1976 before receiving his M.A. in Anthropology. Miller’s PhD degree in Anthropology was awarded in 1979 from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Mark periodically taught through UW’s School of Extended studies before he was hired as Wyoming State Archaeologist in 1984 upon the resignation of Dr. George C. Frison. Miller held that position for 30 years, conducting research and teaching a course on Public Archaeology, before retiring in 2014. He remains active with the department as an Adjunct Professor, conducting much of his current research using the numerous resources available on campus.

Recent Publications:

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

2012    Archaeological Investigations at the Minitrue Site (48UT1984) in the Green River Basin, Wyoming. Co-authored with Richard Adams and Paul Sanders. The Wyoming Archaeologist 56(1):17-26.

2015    In Search of the Fraeb Battlefield and Trading Post, August 1841. Co-authored with Greg Pierce. Plains Anthropologist 60 (235):223-245.

2017    Middle Plains Archaic Bison Hunting in Southcentral Wyoming: Revisiting the Scoggin Site (48CR304), Edited by Mark E. Miller and William E. Scoggin. Plains Anthropologist 62(244), November, Memoir 45 Plains Anthropological Society. Routledge, Taylor & Francis group.        

Accepted for Publication:

In Press:

Stock Raising and Winter Sheep Camps in South-Central Wyoming (1880-1957): An       Ethnoarchaeological Example. To appear in North American Archaeologist.


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