Repatriation and Erasing the Past

Engaging a current controversy important to archaeologists and indigenous communities, Repatriation and Erasing the Past takes a critical look at laws that mandate the return of human remains from museums and laboratories to ancestral burial grounds. Anthropologist Elizabeth Weiss and attorney James Springer offer scientific and legal perspectives on the way repatriation laws impact research. Weiss discusses … Continue reading Repatriation and Erasing the Past

The Archaeology of the Logging Industry

“A comprehensive and informative survey of archaeological findings on one of America’s earliest, most widespread, and longest-lived industries.”—Paul J. White, author of The Archaeology of American Mining “Franzen has done a real service to historical archaeology by providing this synthesis of the logging industry, an important element in the American experience that has languished invisibly in … Continue reading The Archaeology of the Logging Industry

Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak

The astronaut crime that shocked the world “Moore . . . explains in her gripping debut how Nowak, a decorated astronaut and mother of three, could risk everything for love. . . . This is must reading for true crime fans.”—Publishers Weekly “A fair and insightful look at a case that dominated headlines. Moore brings … Continue reading Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak

In Memory of Bill Belleville

Beloved author and documentary filmmaker Bill Belleville, whose work explored and celebrated the natural world in Florida, has passed away. Belleville authored three books with University Press of Florida, beginning with Losing It All to Sprawl: How Progress Ate My Cracker Landscape, which chronicles how he came to rediscover and love his historic Cracker farmhouse … Continue reading In Memory of Bill Belleville

Disposing of Modernity

“This remarkable study of modern life expands historical archaeology in exciting, bold ways. We finally have a book that provides fresh perspectives on modernity and its everyday meanings to people living with its implications.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America “Innovative. Assessing how social, economic, and cultural life … Continue reading Disposing of Modernity

An Old French Trilogy

“A new translation into modern English of an important and influential set of Old French epic poems. Humorous and human, complete with love interest and combat, trickery and travel, these stories follow the fictional history of Charlemagne’s family in what is now Western Europe.”—Leslie Zarker Morgan, coeditor of Approaches to Teaching the “Song of Roland” “This … Continue reading An Old French Trilogy

An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

“An excellent introduction to all aspects of reading the sagas, combining practical guidance to approaching the texts with clear delineation of the genre and comprehensive analysis of the critical literature.”—Alison Finlay, co-translator of The Saga of the Jómsvikings: A Translation with Full Introduction “Will become the standard introduction to the sagas for students who are approaching … Continue reading An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders