Sarah Milledge Nelson is John Evans Professor of Archaeology at the University of Denver. She is a specialist in cultural development, the origins of agriculture, and gender in the ancient world. Recent books include The Archaeology of Korea (1993), The Archaeology of Northeast China (ed.)(1995), Handbook of Gender and Archaeology (2005), and two editions of the textbook Gender in Archaeology (1997/2004) which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award.
'The people of the ancient past come alive through Nelson's novel ... Jade Dragon is a good read-- and parts are extraordinarily rich in both emotion and ethnographic detail.' Adrian Praetzellis, Asian Perspectives