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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Melanie Miller

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
Research summaryBioarchaeology; skeletal biology

Publications

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902174116

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.05.024

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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Journal - Research Article

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902174116

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.05.024

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

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

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

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

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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