Modeling Entradas

“Brings the archaeology of first contact between Europeans and American Indians front and center. A major contribution to the archaeology, ethnohistory, and history of early colonial America.”—Robbie Ethridge, author of From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540–1715 “Provides a wealth of new scholarship addressing the archaeology of sixteenth … Continue reading Modeling Entradas

The Real Business of Ancient Maya Economies

“A veritable toolbox of new research, this innovative nuts-and-bolts volume reveals the complex, resilient set of relationships that made Maya exchange systems thrive for millennia.”—Debra S. Walker, editor of Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay “Provides a snapshot of current research on Maya trade. From discussions of marketplaces to the provisioning of elite and … Continue reading The Real Business of Ancient Maya Economies

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

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

Robert J. Walker

“The story of Robert J. Walker is quite interesting and is an excellent example of how historical research can provide detailed context and illustrate the significance of dive sites. It shows the ultimately rewarding results of partnerships, mutual respect, and cooperation.”—Della A. Scott-Ireton, editor of Between the Devil and the Deep: Meeting Challenges in the Public Interpretation of … Continue reading Robert J. Walker

New Editors-in-Chief of Bioarchaeology International Journal

The University of Florida Press is pleased to announce that Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug and Dr. Siân E. Halcrow have been appointed the new coeditors-in-chief of Bioarchaeology International. This journal, which has been led to date by the founding coeditors-in-chief, Dr. Brenda J. Baker and Dr. Sabrina C. Agarwal, is the flagship journal for the … Continue reading New Editors-in-Chief of Bioarchaeology International Journal

Archaeological Interpretations

“Tackles one of the most difficult problems in prehistoric archaeology: How can we approach an emic point of view? That is, how can we come to know how the participants in a given extinct, nonliterate culture saw themselves and understood their world? The authors do this with considerable success.”—Monica Barnes, editor, Andean Past “In seeking to … Continue reading Archaeological Interpretations

World Hydrography Day, the U.S. Coast Survey, and “Robert J. Walker”

By Stephen D. Nagiewicz, coauthor of "Robert J. Walker": The History and Archaeology of a U.S. Coast Survey Steamship This book is available at a discount price and free shipping as part of our SAA virtual booth. Order here and use code SAA20, valid through June 30.   Thomas Jefferson was one of our nation’s … Continue reading World Hydrography Day, the U.S. Coast Survey, and “Robert J. Walker”

Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited

“Demonstrates the continuing efficacy of an identity-oriented approach to exploring past lives and lifeways via human skeletal remains and their archaeological settings.”—Alexis T. Boutin, coeditor of Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East: Recent Contributions from Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Archaeology “Breaks new ground. This thought-provoking collection of case studies from around the world engages multiple … Continue reading Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited