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Dr. Logan Miller

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 360
Office Hours
Monday 10-Noon
Thursday 11-noon
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Biography

I am an anthropological archaeologist with research interests in lithic analysis and the archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands. In class, I talk about the harm of believing in alien pyramids and encourage students to collect cigarette butts around campus.

Current Courses

481.001Advanced Archaeological Field School

381.001Archaeological Field School

197.001Lost Continents and Alien Pyramids

382.001Senior Thesis

Ph D Anthropology

Ohio State University
Columbus OH

MA Anthropology

Ohio State University
Columbus OH

BA Anthropology

Wright State University
Dayton OH

Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement of the Year by a Pre-tenured Faculty Member

ISU College of Arts and Sciences
2019

Research Initiative Award

Illinois State University
2018

Student Paper Award

Society for American Archaeology
2014

Student Poster Award

Society for American Archaeology
2013

Book Review

Miller, L. The Fertile Earth and the Ordered Cosmos: Reflections on the Newark Earthworks and World Heritage. M. Elizabeth Weiser, Timothy R. W. Jordan, and Richard D. Shiels. American Antiquity (2024)

Presentations

Crane and Loy: Middle Woodland Settlements on Macoupin Creek, Greene County, Illinois. Midwest Archaeological Conference. (2023)
Of Course it’s Quartz: Prelimi nary Results and Lithic Analysis from Site 107 -23 in Orange, CT. Eastern States Archaeological Federation. (2023)
Beyond the Natural Community: Village Structure, Architecture, Temporality, and Community at Noble-Wieting. Midwest Archaeological Conference. (2022)
Detection and Identification of Possible Tobacco Residues in Burnt Crusts of Hopewell Pottery from Lower Illinois River Valley. American Chemical Society Central Regional Meeting. (2022)
Examining Lithics and Community at Noble-Wieting. Midwest Archaeological Conference. (2022)
Introducing the Noble-Wieting Cultural Site. Midwest Archaeological Conference. (2022)
Path Dependence in Middle Woodland Ceremonial Landscapes. Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment. (2022)
Recent Research at the Noble-Wieting Cultural Site. Midwest Archaeological Conference. (2022)
Use-Wear Evidence for Bead Production at the Middle Woodland Period Crane Site, Greene County, Illinois. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. (2022)
A Probable Paleoindian Encampment at the Two Wrasslin’ Cats Site, East Haddam, Connecticut. 88th Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation. (2021)

Grants & Contracts

Elemental analysis of Ground Stone Axes from Noble-Wieting using pXRF. Office of Student Research. Illinois State University. (2022)
Summer Faculty Fellowship. Illinois State University CAS. Illinois State University. (2019)
Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant. ISU College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University. (2018)
University Research Grant Program - New Faculty Initiative Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2016)
Patricia Essenpreis Memorial Grant. Ohio Archaeological Council. Private. (2015)