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George Miller Faculty Profile

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George  Miller

Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), and Director, Museum of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies

Courses Taught

Introduction to Archaeology
Science in Archaeology
Precolumbian America
Historical Archaeology
Preconquest Mexico
Anthropology and Museums
Anthropology and Genealogy
Archaeological Data Analysis
Field Course in Archaeology
Seminar in Archaeology

Recent Scholarship

in prep
Virtual Machu Picchu: A Computer Interactive. DVD
2006 Ernie Ebayley's Adventure in DNA-Land: A Resource for Beginnng Your Own Adventure in Genealogical Genetics. C. E. Smith Museum of Anthropolgy.
2004 An Investigation of Cuzco Inca Ceramics: Cannons of Form, Proportion and Size. Nawpa Pacha 25-26:57-83.
2003: Food for the Dead, Tools for the Afterlife: Zooarchaeology at Machu Picchu. Yale Univeristy Publications in Anthropology, No. 85, pp. 1 - 63.
2000: Ch'arki at Chavn: Ethnographic Models and Archaeological Data. American Antiquity 65(3):573-576. (with Richard L. Burger).
1998: Ideologa Religiosa y Utilizacin de Animales en Chavn de Huantar. In Excavaciones en Chavn de Huantar by Richard L. Burger, Appendix H, pp. 262-302. Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per, Lima.
1996: "Stalking the Dwarf Llama: Zooarchaeology at Pirincay, Ecuador." 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology,
New Orleans, April, 1996.
1996: "Upstairs, Downstairs: Insights from the Machu Picchu Grave Lots." 36th Annual Meeting of the Instittute of Andean Studies,
Berkeley, January, 1996 (with Lucy Salazar-Burger).
1995: Our Father the Cayman, Our Dinner the Llama: Animal Utilization at Chavin de Huantar, Peru. American Antiquity 60(3):421-458
(with Richard L. Burger.)

Research Interests

Dr. Miller lists three current research interests: 1) Andean zooarchaeology, particularly around issues concerning the domestication and taphonomy of the South American camelid species (llama, alpaca, vicua, and guanaco); 2) the historical archaeology of the San Francisco Bay Area, especially that of the overseas Chinese; 3) the Machu Picchu Virtual Reality Project; 4) ancestral DNA studies.

  • B.S. in Zoology, 1966, University of San Francisco
  • M.A. in Anthropology, 1974, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, 1979, University of California, Berkeley

Not teaching this quarter.

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