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Health Sciences profile

Dr Melanie Miller

PositionResearch Affiliate
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
Research summaryBioarchaeology; skeletal biology

Research

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  • bioarchaeology
  • diet and nutrition
  • stable isotope analysis
  • health and disease
  • skeletal biology and biomechanics
  • South America
  • China ? ?

Publications

Halcrow, S. E., Miller, M. J., Pechenkina, K., Dong, Y., & Fan, W. (2022). The bioarchaeology of infant feeding. In S. Han & C. Tomori (Eds.), Routledge handbook of anthropology and reproduction. (pp. 541-558). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003216452

Miller, M. J., Kendall, I., Capriles, J. M., Bruno, M. C., Evershed, R. P., & Hastorf, C. A. (2021). Quinoa, potatoes, and llamas fueled emergent social complexity in the Lake Titicaca Basin of the Andes. PNAS, 118(49), e2113395118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2113395118

Capriles, J. M., Miller, M. J., Fox, J. R., Browman, D. L., & Yoder Urista, C. (2021). Evaluating dietary diversity among Andean Central Altiplano early camelid pastoralists using stable isotope analysis. Environmental Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14614103.2021.2003582

Adams, A. B., Halcrow, S. E., King, C. L., Miller, M. J., Vlok, M., Millard, A. R., … Buckley, H., … Oxenham, M. F. (2021). We’re all in this together: Accessing the maternal-infant relationship in prehistoric Vietnam. In E. J. Kendall & R. Kendall (Eds.), The family in past perspective: An interdisciplinary exploration of familial relationships through time. (pp. 191-221). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429355912

Niespolo, E. M., Sharp, W. D., Tryon, C. A., Faith, J. T., Lewis, J., Ranhorn, K., … Miller, M. J., & Dawson, T. E. (2020). Carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen isotopes of ostrich eggshells provide site-scale Pleistocene-Holocene paleoenvironmental records for eastern African archaeological sites. Quaternary Science Reviews, 230, 106142. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106142

Halcrow, S. E., Miller, M. J., Pechenkina, K., Dong, Y., & Fan, W. (2022). The bioarchaeology of infant feeding. In S. Han & C. Tomori (Eds.), Routledge handbook of anthropology and reproduction. (pp. 541-558). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003216452

Chapter in Book - Research

Adams, A. B., Halcrow, S. E., King, C. L., Miller, M. J., Vlok, M., Millard, A. R., … Buckley, H., … Oxenham, M. F. (2021). We’re all in this together: Accessing the maternal-infant relationship in prehistoric Vietnam. In E. J. Kendall & R. Kendall (Eds.), The family in past perspective: An interdisciplinary exploration of familial relationships through time. (pp. 191-221). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429355912

Chapter in Book - Research

Miller, M. J., Agarwal, S. C., & Langebaek, C. H. (2018). Dietary histories: Tracing food consumption practices from childhood through adulthood using stable isotope analysis. In P. Beauchesne & S. C. Agarwal (Eds.), Children and childhood in bioarchaeology. (pp. 262-293). Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

Chapter in Book - Research

Agarwal, S. C., & Miller, M. J. (2016). Nutrition and bone loss in antiquity. In J. Lee-Thorp & M. K. Katzenberg (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of diet. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199694013.013.1

Chapter in Book - Research

Tung, T. A., Miller, M., DeSantis, L., Sharp, E. A., & Kelly, J. (2016). Patterns of violence and diet among children during a time of imperial decline and climate change in the ancient Peruvian Andes. In A. M. VanDerwarker & G. D. Wilson (Eds.), The archaeology of food and warfare: Food insecurity in prehistory. (pp. 193-228). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-18506-4_10

Chapter in Book - Research

Capriles, J. M., Miller, M. J., Fox, J. R., Browman, D. L., & Yoder Urista, C. (2021). Evaluating dietary diversity among Andean Central Altiplano early camelid pastoralists using stable isotope analysis. Environmental Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14614103.2021.2003582

Journal - Research Article

Miller, M. J., Kendall, I., Capriles, J. M., Bruno, M. C., Evershed, R. P., & Hastorf, C. A. (2021). Quinoa, potatoes, and llamas fueled emergent social complexity in the Lake Titicaca Basin of the Andes. PNAS, 118(49), e2113395118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2113395118

Journal - Research Article

Halcrow, S. E., Miller, M. J., Snoddy, A. M. E., Fan, W., & Pechenkina, K. (2020). Growing up different in Neolithic China: A contextualised case study and differential diagnosis of a young adult with skeletal dysplasia. International Journal of Paleopathology, 28, 6-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2019.11.001

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Miller, M. J., Dong, Y., Pechenkina, K., Fan, W., & Halcrow, S. E. (2020). Raising girls and boys in early China: Stable isotope data reveal sex differences in weaning and childhood diets during the eastern Zhou era. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 172, 567-585. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24033

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Miller, M. J., Whelton, H. L., Swift, J. A., Maline, S., Hammann, S., Cramp, L. J. E., … Hastorf, C. A. (2020). Interpreting ancient food practices: Stable isotope and molecular analyses of visible and absorbed residues from a year-long cooking experiment. Scientific Reports, 10, 13704. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-70109-8

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Niespolo, E. M., Sharp, W. D., Tryon, C. A., Faith, J. T., Lewis, J., Ranhorn, K., … Miller, M. J., & Dawson, T. E. (2020). Carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen isotopes of ostrich eggshells provide site-scale Pleistocene-Holocene paleoenvironmental records for eastern African archaeological sites. Quaternary Science Reviews, 230, 106142. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.106142

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Takenaka, R., Miller, M. J., Tammone, M. N., Dawson, T. E., & Lacey, E. A. (2020). Stable isotopes reveal differential patterns of Holocene environmental change among tuco-tucos (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae, Ctenomys) from Patagonia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 540, 109522. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109522

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Chen, S., Yu, Q., Gao, M., Miller, M., Jin, G., & Dong, Y. (2019). Dietary evidence of incipient social stratification at the Dawenkou type site, China. Quaternary International, 521, 44-53. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.05.024

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Miller, M. J., Albarracin-Jordan, J., Moore, C., & Capriles, J. M. (2019). Chemical evidence for the use of multiple psychotropic plants in a 1,000-year-old ritual bundle from South America. PNAS, 116(23), 11207-11212. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902174116

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Miller, M. J., Agarwal, S. C., Aristizabal, L., & Langebaek, C. (2018). The daily grind: Sex- and age-related activity patterns inferred from cross-sectional geometry of long bones in a pre-Columbian muisca population from Tibanica, Colombia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 167(2), 311-326. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23629

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Swift, J., Miller, M. J., & Kirch, P. V. (2017). Stable isotope analysis of Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) from archaeological sites in Mangareva (French Polynesia): The use of commensal species for understanding human activity and ecosystem change. Environmental Archaeology, 22(3), 283-297. doi: 10.1080/14614103.2016.1216933

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Sayre, M. P., Miller, M. J., & Rosenfeld, S. A. (2016). Isotopic evidence for the trade and production of exotic marine mammal bone artifacts at Chavín de Huántar, Peru. Archaeological & Anthropological Sciences, 8(2), 403-417. doi: 10.1007/s12520-015-0230-y

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Albarracin-Jordan, J., Capriles, J. M., & Miller, M. J. (2014). Transformations in ritual practice and social interaction on the Tiwanaku periphery. Antiquity, 88(341), 851-862. doi: 10.1017/S0003598X00050730

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Miller, M. J., Capriles, J. M., & Hastorf, C. A. (2010). The fish of Lake Titicaca: Implications for archaeology and changing ecology through stable isotope analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(2), 317-327. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.043

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