Sari Miller-Antonio

​​Professor of Anthropology

Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Geography & Ethnic Studies

Research Interests:  Paleoanthropology and the evolution of behavioral complexity; Applications of new technologies to the study of human origins; Human skeletal biology in the Bronze Age of China and Greece; Paleopathology

Courses Taught:  Human Evolution, Bodies of Evidence (Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology), Talking Skeletons: Forensic Anthropology Case Studies, Primate Observational Studies, Primates: Past and Present, Introduction to Physical Anthropology, The World on a Plate: Humans and Food.

Curriculum Vitae

Here are a few links to publications from my research projects in China and Greece.

Asia and Middle Pleistocene in Global Perspective Special Issue of Asian Perspectives 

Late Middle Pleistocene climate in southwestern China - Quaternary Science Review article 

New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece Chapter 10: Differential Health among the Mycenaeans of Messenia 

Large Mammal Exploitation in Late Middle Pleistocene China: a comparison of rhinoceros and stegodonts at Panxian Dadong

Late Middle Pleistocene Hominin Teeth from Panxian Dadong, South China (J. Human Evolution 2013)

Some photos from the field:

Early Field Survey in the Kunlun Mountains

Sar Miller-Antonio photo

Contact Information

Building: Bizzini Hall
Office: C-215
Phone: (209) 667-3604
ax: (209) 667-3324

The Kunlun Mountains and the gobi terraces of the Taklamakan Desert, northwestern China - Archaeological survey on these terraces yielded flake and microlithic assemblages dating to the terminal Pleistocene.

The Loess Plateau near the Nihewan Basin, northern China - some of northern China's earliest Paleolithic remains are located in this region.

Panxian Dadong - Cave mouth in the background.  The middle cavern of a series of three stacked caves in this karst hill. Dadong Village, Guizhou Province, China

Inside Dadong - Deep cave deposits that date from 300,000 years ago to about 60,000 years ago.  Stone tools, animal bone and human teeth were recovered throughout these deposits.