Recent and Ongoing Research Projects
- Refining skeletal age-estimation methods using well-documented modern collections from different parts of the world.
- Using refined age-estimation methods to improve knowledge of ancient population structures (paleodemography) and disease experiences (paleoepidemiology).
- Estimating late prehistoric eastern North American population distribution and size.
- Using skeletal and settlement data to identify spatial and temporal patterning in archaeological evidence for late prehistoric (ca. AD 1000-1600) warfare, followed by an examination of the demographic, social, and environmental reasons for variation in the level of intergroup conflict.
- Delineating the life experiences of a late prehistoric community in Illinois, Norris Farms #36 dating to ca. AD 1300, using skeletal and archaeological data.
A recent overview of prehistoric eastern North America that includes research results from the lab.
George R. Milner The Moundbuilders