About the Author
GEORGE R. MILNER is MILNER is Professor of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in archaeology and human osteology, focusing on the prehistoric peoples of the American Midwest and Southeast. His recent book, The Moundbuilders (2004), is an overview of the prehistoric societies of eastern North America. An earlier book,The Cahokia Chiefdom (1998; reprinted 2006), covers the development and organizational structure of the Mississippian period society centered on the largest prehistoric mound center in the United States.
Clark Spencer Larsen is the Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His research is primarily focussed on biocultural adaptation in the last 10,000 years of human evolution, with particular emphasis on the history of health, well-being, and lifestyle. He collaborates internationally in the study of ancient skeletons in order to track health changes since the late Paleolithic. He is the author of 200 scientific articles and has authored or edited 30 books and monographs.
Jerome C. Rose is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas. He has conducted bioarcheological excavations in Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, Egypt, and Jordan.