Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

“Richly theorized and methodologically rigorous, this volume delivers a timely and nuanced discussion of frontiers and borderlands not merely as the peripheries of complex societies but as their own complex and dynamic spaces of interaction and lived experience.”—Bethany L. Turner, Georgia State University “The subject of boundaries and frontiers has not been explored in bioarchaeological … Continue reading Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Captain Kidd’s Lost Ship

“Carefully researched and brilliantly studied, this account of the Quedagh Merchant and its notorious master, Captain William Kidd, looks beyond the romance and fiction to give us a true account of the man, the ship, and their times.”—James P. Delgado, coauthor of The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor The troubled chain of events involving Captain Kidd’s capture of … Continue reading Captain Kidd’s Lost Ship

Fort St. Joseph Revealed

“Details over two decades of community archaeology at one of the most important French colonial forts of the Great Lakes region. Nassaney and his collaborators employ documentary and material perspectives to bring to life this strategic place, presenting new, thought-provoking information to those interested in colonial history and French and American Indian heritage.”—Douglas C. Wilson, … Continue reading Fort St. Joseph Revealed

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

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 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

Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army

“The first readily available consolidation of archaeological work done at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and Redding, Connecticut. This is important work.”—Lawrence E. Babits, coeditor of From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War “Readers of all backgrounds will appreciate the artistry with which the authors weave information obtained from new and more traditional archaeological … Continue reading Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army