The Market for Mesoamerica

“More than ever, the illicit trafficking and marketing of antiquities is putting at risk the preservation and valorization of cultural heritage. Addressing such relevant issues in the cultural context of Mesoamerica, this book provides fresh insights for understanding illegal or debatable treatment of cultural heritage.”—Davide Domenici, author of The Aztecs: History and Treasures of an Ancient … Continue reading The Market for Mesoamerica

Fall 2019 Exhibit Schedule

UPF will be at these upcoming conferences and book fairs this fall and winter. Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show Spartanburg, SC September 13–15 Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Conference North Charleston, SC October 2–6 Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference Gainesville, FL October 17–19 Southeastern Archaeological Conference Annual Meeting … Continue reading Fall 2019 Exhibit Schedule

The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits

“A compelling and insightful analysis of unconventional and clandestine pursuits in nineteenth-century America. This work assesses individual agency within specific social, political, and economic contexts and illustrates that ‘free will’ is always constrained in some way.”—Deborah L. Rotman, author of The Archaeology of Gender in Historic America “This fascinating book shows how archaeology can contribute a … Continue reading The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits

“The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

The photography of UPF author Gary Monroe is featured in The Last Resort, a documentary film celebrating a community of Jewish retirees that made their home in the sunburned paradise of Miami Beach in the 1970s. Here, Gary Monroe tells us the story behind the film and remembers his collaborator Andy Sweet (1953–1982), whose work … Continue reading “The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

Celebrate 50 Years of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin emerged from the Apollo lunar module Eagle and made history by becoming the first humans to set foot on the surface of the Moon. Millions of people across the globe crowded around their televisions to witness this momentous accomplishment unfold in real time. Fifty years later, … Continue reading Celebrate 50 Years of Apollo 11

The Archaeology of Removal in North America

“A unique collection that does a wonderful job of presenting diverse human experiences of removals while demonstrating the multidisciplinary strengths of historical archaeology.”—Allison Manfra McGovern, coeditor of The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast   “Provides a number of case studies that show how the concept of ‘removal’ is widely applicable across many time periods and … Continue reading The Archaeology of Removal in North America