Sarah Milledge Nelson Ph.D.
1931 - 2020
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Nelson, PhD., Sarah Milledge
November 29,1931 - April 27, 2020

Sarah Milledge
Nelson, Professor of Anthropology (Emeritus) and Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Denver passed away on 27 April 2020 following a long illness. She was beloved and is missed by her husband of 66 years (Harold Nelson, MD), sons Erik, Mark and Stanley Nelson MD, her daughters-in-law Tracy, Cindy, and Carrie Miceli PhD, her grandchildren Erika, Sam, Morgan, Chad, Calvin and Dylan, her grand-daughter-in-law Jade, her great-grand-daughter Skylar and her many friends and colleagues. Sarah was a world-recognized expert on the archeology of Korea and northeast China, a feminist who altered the discussion of gender in archeology, a frequent presenter at national and international anthropology and archeology meetings, the author of 9 and editor of 13 scholarly books and over 150 publications. She also authored 3 novels based on archeology. She was Co-founder and a past-President of the Society for East Asian Archaeology. In 2011, acknowledging her extensive contributions to archeology and feminism, Wellesley College awarded Sarah the prestigious Alumnae Achievement Award. Sarah loved to travel and had visited over 150 countries in all 7 continents. A memorial service will be held following the resolution of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Published by Denver Post from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2020.
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I so wish I could have met you just once.
RIP Glenda k Monroe
A respecter of your work.
Glenda Monroe
February 1, 2021
Jane Stafford
September 11, 2020
John McDonnell
July 15, 2020
Edwin Pittock
June 27, 2020
Catherine Carpenter
May 22, 2020
Miguel Lanz
May 5, 2020
Echo Reed
May 3, 2020
I knew Sarah through her participation in the Archaeological Institute of America's Lecture Program--she was a wonderful individual, and a great scholar, speaker, and writer. Though she had not lectured for the AIA for a few years now, I will miss seeing her at conferences and knowing that she is out in the world discovering things. Heartfelt condolences to her family.
Laurel Sparks
April 30, 2020
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