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Dr. Katherine A. Miller Wolf

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Tom Raper Hall 264
(765) 973-8314


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2014
  • M.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2006
  • B.A., Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington, 2003

Current Research Interests

Bioarchaeology, social organization, kinship, identity, physical anthropology, human osteology, odontometry, biogeochemistry, archaeology, and Mesoamerica.

Courses Taught

Cultural Anthropology; Human Origins and Prehistory; Cultures of Africa; Forensic Anthropology; Introduction to Archaeology; Bioanthropology; Fieldwork in Guatemala/Belize

Selected Publications

  • K. Miller Wolf and C. Freiwald. (In review). “A New Strontium Baseline for Honduras: Re-Thinking Ancient Maya Migration.”
  • K. Miller Wolf. (2017). “Life and Death at the San Bernabé Spanish Mission” in Colonialism at Tayasal, Petén, Guatemala, edited by T. Pugh. University of Colorado Press. (forthcoming)
  • K. Miller Wolf. (2016). “La Bioarqueología de Diversidad y Complejidad de la Antigua Sociedad Maya en Copán: Resultados de un estuiod de estorncio y biodistancia.” In the XXX Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicos en Guatemala. Guatemala City: Ministerio de Cultura y Deortes: IHAH. (forthcoming)
  • K. Miller Wolf. (2016). “Un Enfoque Bioarqueológica a la Diversidad y la Complejidad de la Antigua Sociedad Maya en Copán: Resultados de Nueva Estroncio y Biodistance Datos.” Yaxkin. (forthcoming)
  • T. Pugh, K. Miller Wolf, C. Freiwald, P. Rice. (2016) "Technologies of domination at Mission San Bernabé, Petén, Guatemala." Ancient Mesoamerica 27(1):49-70.
  • C. Stojanowski, C. Carver, K. Miller. (2014) "Incisor Avulsion, social identity and Saharan population history: New data from the Early Holocene southern Sahara." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 35:79-91.
  • T. Price, J. Burton, R. Sharer, J. Buikstra, L. Wright, L. Traxler, K. Miller. (2010). "Kings and commoners at Copán: Isotopic evidence for origins and movement in the Classic Maya period." Yearbook Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 29:15-32.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Visiting Instructor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2013.
  • Instructor, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, 2012-2014.
  • Instructor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2011-2013.

Selected Research/Field Projects

  • Copan, Honduras Burial Project (Honduras), 2004-Present
  • Tayasal Archaeological Project (Guatemala), 2011- Present
  • Salinas de los Nueve Cerros Project (Guatemala), 2012- Present
  • Ucanal Archaeological Project (Guatemala), 2013-Present
  • Blue Creek Bioarchaeology Fieldschool (Belize), 2015-Present

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, BCS-1207533, 2012-14.


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