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Mark Miller was raised on his family’s ranch in Carbon County, Wyoming, and worked there for 32 years. After he received a PhD in anthropology, he became Wyoming State Archaeologist and held that position for three decades, retiring in 2014.

 

Mark wrote the historical nonfiction true crime drama Big Nose George to share with the public one of the most impactful events in the early history of Carbon County, one that reverberates today throughout community efforts to promote its cultural heritage.

As Wyoming State Archaeologist, he published extensively on the prehistory and early history of the state and region. His technical and creative works have appeared in the University of South Dakota Press, University of Utah Press, Annals of Wyoming, and the Wyoming Archaeologist, among others. One of these publications was his book Hollow Victory: The White River Expedition of 1879 and the Battle of Milk Creek, published by the University Press of Colorado. 

He has also written on aspects of Wyoming ranching in the national journal North American Archaeologist. His writing includes both academic and creative literary pieces. 

Mark received a BA in anthropology at the University of Wyoming in 1974 and an MA in anthropology from the same institution in 1976. His PhD was conferred from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1979. As a creative writer, he earned a 2003 Resident Fellowship to the nationally known Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.  He holds an adjunct professorship in anthropology at the University of Wyoming and makes his home in Albany County.

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About the Author

Mark E. Miller, PhD

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