The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Written by Julie J. Lesnik, author of Edible Insects and Human Evolution   Unlike the archaeological record for meat eating, which contains evidence from numerous sites of butchered bones with marks left by stone tools, the evidence for insect eating is scarce. However, this does not mean that insects were not an important part of … Continue reading The Evidence for Insect Eating in Human Evolution

Edible Insects and Human Evolution

"An original and satisfying synthesis on the evolution of the human diet that draws from all the relevant fields of the natural and social sciences."—W. C. McGrew, author of The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology   "Engaging. Argues most convincingly that insects were an important food source during human evolution."—Margaret J. Schoeninger, University of California … Continue reading Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

“The site of Chocolá is extremely important for the study of the rise and development of civilization in southern Mesoamerica. This book represents the first systematic description and analysis of this center and is a significant contribution to Mesoamerican archaeology.”—Takeshi Inomata, coeditor of Mesoamerican Plazas: Arenas of Community and Power “Kaplan and Paredes Umaña leave no … Continue reading Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

“Heralds a new direction in bioarchaeological research, showcasing a diverse array of studies from across the world which emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary analysis when seeking to understand the lives of past children.”—Rebecca C. Redfern, author of Injury and Trauma in Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Violence in Past Lives “Impressive and refreshing. Incorporates a diversity of contributions that … Continue reading Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain

“Explores the current diversity of academic thought on the early human occupation of the American Southeast.”—Ervan Garrison, author of Techniques in Archaeological Geology “The early occupation of the Southeast for too long has been treated as essentially invariable, and contributors to this volume address this with new methods and data.”—Philip J. Carr, coeditor of Contemporary Lithic Analysis … Continue reading Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Florida Anthropological Society 2018

We traveled to St. Petersburg last weekend for the Florida Anthropological Society annual conference. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello and browse our anthropology and archaeology books.   Edward González-Tennant, author of The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence, visited us at FAS. Here are some more books we brought … Continue reading Florida Anthropological Society 2018

New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

“Through careful and thorough archaeological research, Pluckhahn and Thompson have cleared away the speculations and provided a readable interpretation of this archaeological site and its importance.”—Jeffrey M. Mitchem, editor of The West and Central Florida Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore “Significantly advances our knowledge by providing exciting new—and sometimes surprising—information about a Florida archaeological site that … Continue reading New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River