New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

“Makes the convincing case that the challenges of researching Florida’s submerged history are not insurmountable and that the insights gained could transform our understanding of the early cultures of Florida and the broader North American Southeast.”—Asa R. Randall, author of Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida “An … Continue reading New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

Maya Salt Works

“An excellent, highly informative book. The data and interpretations in this pathbreaking volume on pre-Columbian Maya salt manufacture and trade should appeal to a wide range of audiences.”—Jeremy A. Sabloff, author of Archaeology Matters: Action Archaeology in the Modern World “The discovery of coastal salt production sites opens a new and nuanced window into the complexity … Continue reading Maya Salt Works

Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida’s Watery Realms

“A useful resource for Florida archaeology and for archaeologists and others interested in iconography and wetsite archaeology. The volume also illustrates the value of revisiting legacy collections, some of which were recovered decades ago, further exemplifying the relevance of museum collections in current archaeological inquiry.”—Ann S. Cordell, coauthor of Archaeology of Northern Florida, A.D. 200–900: The … Continue reading Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida’s Watery Realms

Archaeologies of Listening

“Provides new insights on archaeological theory and practice. Through the lens of epistemic humility, it exemplifies a new approach to undertaking archaeological and anthropological work with indigenous and local communities.”—Claire Smith, editor of Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology   “A timely book long overdue. It teaches us that without humility, patience, listening, and engaging local experts as … Continue reading Archaeologies of Listening

Your Guide to Our 2019 Archaeology Sale

University Press of Florida's 2019 Archaeology Sale runs now through May 17. Want to shop the sale but need to know what's new this year? Below is a roundup of the 30+ new books in archaeology and anthropology we've published in the past 12 months. To receive discount prices and free shipping, use code SAA19 at … Continue reading Your Guide to Our 2019 Archaeology Sale

Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

“A learned and detailed overview of indigenous Caribbean art. A pleasure to read.”—Samuel M. Wilson, author of The Archaeology of the Caribbean “An important contribution to our understanding of how art was integrated into the fabric of culture, society, and daily life in the precolonial Caribbean. Waldron brings an art historical perspective to the full range … Continue reading Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

An Archaeology of Abundance

“Overturns old assumptions about the ‘marginality’ of islands, forcing a reassessment of the significance of islands in global human history. A tour de force of multidisciplinary research integrating archaeology with ethnohistory and historical ecology.”—Patrick Vinton Kirch, author of Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist “A masterful synthesis of a geographic setting … Continue reading An Archaeology of Abundance