Falls of the Ohio River

“Synthesizes a considerable body of archaeological research and will serve as a significant benchmark for future researchers.”—Mark Seeman, editor of Cultural Variability in Context: Woodland Settlements of the Mid-Ohio Valley “An essential volume for anyone who follows Ohio Valley archaeology. An excellent compendium of state-of-the-art knowledge.”—Brian M. Butler, emeritus faculty, Southern Illinois University Falls of the … Continue reading Falls of the Ohio River

The Archaeology of Island Colonization

“A masterful exploration of the archaeological signature of humans on islands and island groups around the world. An essential volume. It will be of interest to island, coastal, and maritime archaeologists and will be useful for those interested in the development of traditional watercraft technologies and what they mean for human exploration.”—Kristina M. Gill, coeditor … Continue reading The Archaeology of Island Colonization

Unearthing St. Mary’s City

“A fantastic range of historical narratives, archaeological investigations, landscape studies, and material culture analyses that define the nascent colonial town. Well organized and comprehensive, this volume traces the nearly four centuries of the city’s history, enveloping the reader in 50 years of groundbreaking archaeology.”—David M. Givens, director of archaeology, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation   “An impressive overview … Continue reading Unearthing St. Mary’s City

A History of Platform Mound Ceremonialism

“This is a landmark synthesis providing a much-needed corrective of the history and significance of platform mounds in eastern North America that shows them to be enduring and vital features of native societies across more than six millennia.”—Neill J. Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida   “A superb volume that turns on its head much of … Continue reading A History of Platform Mound Ceremonialism

Dog Research – At Home Edition

By Amanda Burtt, coeditor of Dogs: Archaeology Beyond Domestication. This book is available at a discount price through June 30, 2021. Order here and use code SAA21 at checkout. As an archaeologist, I am used to spending my work life in a laboratory setting and then venturing out in the warmer months for field work. However, … Continue reading Dog Research – At Home Edition

Bioarchaeology Journals and Book Series from UF Press

Today we are highlighting two journals and a book series published by the University of Florida Press: the journals Bioarchaeology International and Forensic Anthropology, and the book series Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past.  Bioarchaeology International Gwen Robbins Schug and Siân E. Halcrow, Editors-in-Chief Bioarchaeology International provides rigorous peer-reviewed publication of substantive articles in the … Continue reading Bioarchaeology Journals and Book Series from UF Press

Maya Kingship

“An ambitious interdisciplinary endeavor, this volume looks at the failure of the Classic period divine kings and the transformation of political systems, art, and rhetoric in the Postclassic period. Maya Kingship brings new perspectives and approaches to the growing body of literature on the Classic Maya collapse and its aftermath.”—Brett A. Houk, coeditor of Ritual, Violence, and the … Continue reading Maya Kingship

Trowels in the Trenches

“This book finally closes the door on the idea that archaeology can be or ever was apolitical. The case studies hammer home the concept that archaeology matters to today’s world, that the research conducted in the trenches also occurs at the barricades. This is an unapologetic and powerful call to action for all archaeologists.”—Charles E. … Continue reading Trowels in the Trenches

Finding Fairness

“A sweeping history of human societies redefined by the importance of our evolved expectation for fairness, which appears to have been just as critical to the human story as big brains, bipedalism, the capacity for language, and opposable thumbs.”—Neill J. Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida “In this magisterial and wide-ranging comparative study of … Continue reading Finding Fairness

Deep History’s Lesson on Criminal Justice Reform

By Justin Jennings, author of Finding Fairness: From Pleistocene Foragers to Contemporary Capitalists This book is available at a discount price and free shipping through February 1, 2021. Order here and use code CHUA21 at checkout. George Floyd, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Breonna Taylor—just some of the Black lives lost in recent police encounters. Regrettably, my … Continue reading Deep History’s Lesson on Criminal Justice Reform