The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee

“The Middle Cumberland River Valley has a rich archaeological record that has gone largely unnoticed by the archaeological community. This volume corrects that by presenting information, new and old, on the Archaic shell-bearing sites of the region. It should serve as a source of valuable primary data for decades to come.”—Jason O’Donoughue, author of Water from … Continue reading The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee

Colonialism, Community, and Heritage in Native New England

“A compelling and timely challenge to archaeologists and all heritage professionals whose work articulates with Native community partners. Analyzing the narratives of four contemporary heritage sites in New England, Hart critically identifies deeply entrenched structures of whiteness, state power, and racism that continue to hinder Native sovereignty.”—Katherine Howlett Hayes, coeditor of Rethinking Colonialism: Comparative Archaeological Approaches … Continue reading Colonialism, Community, and Heritage in Native New England

Massacres

“A book of great scope. Researchers of different disciplinary backgrounds problematize a simple question: what constitutes a massacre? Is it the number buried, their demographics, the cause of death, or the treatment of remains? This book represents a new foundation for the study of massacres.”—R. Brian Ferguson, editor of The State, Identity and Violence: Political Disintegration … Continue reading Massacres

Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING ORGANIZED RACIAL VIOLENCE by Margaret M. Mulrooney, author of Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina As a historian, I’m amazed by the correlations between today’s political climate and that of a century ago. Voter suppression and fraud? Check. Intense political partisanship? Check. Paramilitary violence against civilians, intensified white supremacist activity, … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

An Archaeology of Structural Violence

“Brilliantly underscores how the manifestations of modern alienation and social inequality must be at the center of any truly anthropological analysis in the twenty-first century. This fantastic volume makes us comprehend the immense complexities of violent modernity and will compel us to critically interrogate our past, our present, and our future.”—Daniel O. Sayers, author of A … Continue reading An Archaeology of Structural Violence

Archaeology and the Secrets of Everyday Objects

Read on for an excerpt from Adventures in Archaeology: The Wreck of the Orca II and Other Explorations.  Wrecked aircraft and abandoned airfields, old highway billboards and derelict boats, movie props, deserted mining operations. In this book, archaeologist P.J. Capelotti explores the places and things that people don’t typically think of as archaeological sites and artifacts, showing … Continue reading Archaeology and the Secrets of Everyday Objects

Ceramics of Ancient America

“In its broad topical and geographical scope, this volume demonstrates the many ways scholars can productively study ancient ceramics and the diversity of questions their studies can address.”—Christopher A. Pool, coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology “Expansive in scope, including cases spanning millennia and traversing North, Central, and South America, this interdisciplinary collection of … Continue reading Ceramics of Ancient America