We are proud to present three milestone works in archaeology, just released from University Press of Florida:


The Archaeology of American Cities

by Nan A. Rothschild and Diana diZerega Wall

“Unrivaled in scope. An essential work for urban historical archaeologists.”
—Adrian Praetzellis, author of Dug to Death

At the leading edge of Urban archaeology, an exciting field of research, Nan Rothschild and Diana Wall offer case studies of work done in New York, Philadelphia, Tucson, West Oakland, and many other cities. They uncover how American cities have been built, changed, redeveloped, destroyed, reimagined, and rebuilt for nearly 300 years in order to accommodate growing and shrinking populations and their needs.



The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers

by Sherene Baugher and Richard F. Veit

From unmarked graves to mausoleums and from cemeteries landscaped with elaborate monuments to the rise in popularity of green burials today, this book traces the evolution of memorial practices from the seventeenth century to the present. Along the way, Sherene Baugher and Richard Veit follow Americans’ changing attitudes toward death and dying as well as America’s transformation from a preindustrial and agricultural country to one that is industrial and capitalist.




These two volumes are the latest in our acclaimed historical archaeology series The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective, edited by Michael S. Nassaney. Check out more books in this series here.


Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California: Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain

by Russell K. Skowronek, M. James Blackman, and Ronald L. Bishop

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, much of what is now the western United States was known as Alta California, a distant corner of New Spain. The presidios, missions, and pueblos of the region have yielded a rich trove of ceramics materials. Examining thousands of ceramic samples with neutron activation analysis, petrography, and other procedures, this book pieces together everyday life and culture in the region and illuminates Spanish imperial expansion in a far corner of the colonial world. Through this research, California history has been rewritten.

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