Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

“Highly original. A major contribution to the human history and cultural ecology of the Galápagos Islands. The authors have woven together topics as diverse as global economics, historical archaeology, and biodiversity in their study of one of the world’s most intellectually stimulating archipelagos.”—David Steadman, Florida Museum of Natural History “This superb work adds a significant … Continue reading Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

“Presents fresh archaeological and historical information about an important Caribbean plantation. A tour de force in historical archaeology that will set the standard for future research.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America “A detailed archaeological, historical, and landscape study of a significant plantation and heritage site. The chapters … Continue reading An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

Bears

“This engaging survey draws upon archaeological, ecological, ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and artistic materials to offer a regional perspective on bears in the Eastern Woodlands. The volume is a timely synthesis rich in details about the multiple roles of bears as pests, pets, food, commodities, venerated icons, and mythical figures.”—Elizabeth J. Reitz, coauthor of Charleston: An Archaeology of … Continue reading Bears

Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2020

Acquisitions editor Meredith Morris-Babb attended the Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology put on by the Society for Historical Archaeology in Boston earlier this month. It was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are a few books we brought to the conference: Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration Discovering Histories … Continue reading Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2020

Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

“Containing cutting-edge research by leading scholars in Maya archaeology, this volume provides readers with a greater appreciation and richer understanding of the diverse ways in which the Maya interacted with and transformed the world around them.”—Jeffrey Glover, Georgia State University Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya brings together a wide spectrum of new … Continue reading Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Cahokia in Context

“Impressive. Provides perspective on the interconnectedness of Cahokia with regional cultures, the evidence for (or against) this connection in specific areas, and the hows and whys of Cahokian influence on shaping regional cultures. There is no other comparable work.”—Lynne P. Sullivan, coeditor of Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective “This volume synthesizes information … Continue reading Cahokia in Context

Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes

“A landmark volume for the study of Andean maritime communities and an essential addition to the bookshelves of all archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists interested in fishing societies.”—Yuichi Matsumoto, Yamagata University “Long overdue. A valuable resource for understanding past and present research on Andean maritime communities and their differing roles in greater Andean societal development.”—Mary Glowacki, … Continue reading Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes