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Sarunas Milisauskas

Office: Richmond Bldg 4, Room 467
Phone Number: (716) 645-0412
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PhD, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan
BA, Ohio State University

Research Interests

Old World archaeology; European prehistory; Neolithic; Bronze Age.

Courses Offered

Graduate Courses
APY 540 | History of Archaeology
APY 652 | Graduate Survey of Archaeology
APY 730 | Advanced Problems in Areal Archaeology

Selected Publications

2008. "Reflections on the Olszanica and Bronocice Archaeological Projects," (S. Milisauskas and J. Kruk), In Man-Millennia-Environment, Z. Sulgostowska and A.J. Tomaszewski eds., Polish Academy of Sciences, pp. 335-343.

2006. "Neolithic Horses at Bronocice," (S. Milisauskas, J. Kruk, D. Makowicz-Poliszot), Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 58:307-323.

2004. "Neolithic Forest Composition as reflected by Charcoal Analysis from Bronocice Poland," (S. Milisauskas, J. Kruk, R. Ford, M. Lityńska-Zając, Z. Tomczyńska), Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 56:271-288.

2004. "Late Neolithic/Copper Age Central Europe". In Ancient Europe 8000 B.C. – A.D. 1000, Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World, P. Bogucki and P. J. Crabtree eds., Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY, pp. 371-378.

2002. European Prehistory: A Survey. Milisauskas, Sarunas (Ed.) Springer, New York.

2001. “Linear Pottery, Linearbandkeramik (LBK),” In Encyclopedia of Prehistory, Vol. 4, P. Peregrine and M. Ember eds., Kluwer Academic Press, pp. 172-178.

2000. “Malice Burial at Olszanica, ” In A Turning of Ages, S. Kadrow ed., Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, pp. 405-413.

2000. “Marija Gimbutas: some observations about her early years, 1921-1944,” Antiquity 74:80-84.

1999. Rozkwit i upadek spoleczeństw rolniczych neolitu – The Rise and Fall of Neolithic Societies (J. Kruk and S. Milisauskas), Cracow: Polish Academy of Sciences.

1999. "The earliest evidence of wheeled vehicles in Europe and the Near East," (J.A. Bakker, J. Kruk, A.E. Lanting, and S. Milisauskas), Antiquity 73:778-790.

1997-1998. "Observations on Polish Archaeology 1945-1995," Archaeologia Polona 35-36:221-236.

1996. Osadnictwo i zmiany środowiska naturalnego wyżyn lessowych (Environmental Changes and Settlement on the Loess Uplands) (J. Kruk, S. Alexandrowicz, S. Milisauskas, and Z. Śnieszko), Cracow: Polish Academy of Sciences.

1993. “Observations on the utilization of domestic animals by the Funnel Beaker and Baden populations at Bronocice, southeastern Poland” (S. Milisauskas, J. Kruk, and D. Poliszot-Makowicz), In Actes du XIIe Congrès International des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques, J. Pavúk ed., Bratislava, pp. 457-460.

1993. “Archaeological Investigations on Neolithic and Bronze Age Sites in Southeastern Poland”, (S. Milisauskas and J. Kruk), In Case Studies in European Prehistory, P. Bogucki ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl., pp. 63-94.

1991. “Die Wirtschaft und die Besiedlungsorganisation an der Neige der Jungsteinzeit,”(J. Kruk and S. Milisauskas), Godišnjak 26:143-159.

1991. “Neolithic Upland Settlement at Bronocice,” (J. Kruk and S. Milisauskas), In Die Trichterbecher-kultur: Neue Forschungen und Hypothesen, D. Jankowska ed., Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, pp. 173-180.

1991. Utilization of cattle for traction during the later Neolithic in southeastern Poland,” (S. Milisauskas and J. Kruk), Antiquity 65 (248):562-566.

1990. “Neolithische Befestigungen und die Einfriedung von Bronocice," (S. Milisauskas and J. Kruk), Jahresschrift fur Mitteldeutsche Vorgeschichte 73:231-236.

1990. “Radiocarbon Dating of Neolithic Assemblages from Bronocice”, (J. Kruk and S. Milisauskas), Przegląd Archeologiczny 37:195-228.

1990. “People’s revolutions of 1989 and archaeology in Eastern Europe,” Antiquity 64(243):283-285.

1989. Neolithic Economy in Central Europe, with J. Kruk, Journal of World Prehistory 3, no. 4: 403-446.

1986. Early Neolithic Settlement and Society at Olszanica, Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology, no. 19. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan.

1978. European Prehistory New York: New York Academic Press.