Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space

“Provides new insights into how enslaved and freed Africans in the New World navigated racialized landscapes while honoring the memories of their dead.”—Laurie A. Wilkie, coauthor of Sampling Many Pots: An Archaeology of Memory and Tradition at a Bahamian Plantation “Turner’s unique hybrid approach makes this book a valuable resource in the study of the … Continue reading Honoring Ancestors in Sacred Space

War Owl Falling

“Offers a unique and important perspective on Classic Maya society through the lens of innovation. Eberl’s work is richly grounded in a multidisciplinary approach that weaves archaeological data with epigraphy, iconography, and comparative social theory.”—Andrew K. Scherer, author of Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya: Rituals of Body and Soul “The first sustained account of … Continue reading War Owl Falling

Southeastern Archaeological Conference 2017

Last week UPF traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the Southeastern Archaeological Conference. We had a great time showcasing our new and bestselling southeastern archaeology books and meeting with scholars in the field. Several of our authors stopped by to visit our booth.     Randy Daniel, coauthor of Harney Flats: A Florida Paleoindian Site . . Jerry … Continue reading Southeastern Archaeological Conference 2017

A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

“Brings together studies from diverse time periods and geographic regions to deliver a comprehensive biocultural treatment of dental modification. The volume amply documents the diversity of ways humans modify their teeth and the variety of reasons they may do so.”—Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, author of What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution Tooth modification is the longest-lasting type … Continue reading A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Reading the Bones

“This is the first volume to take such a comprehensive approach to this timely subject. It will make a wonderful reference book for those working on reconstructing past lifeways.”—Marie E. Danforth, University of Southern Mississippi “Provides key information on the underlying biology of activity patterns and abundant perspectives on the relevant literature. Reading the Bones will … Continue reading Reading the Bones

MacArthur “Genius” Grant Awarded to UPF Author

The University Press of Florida is proud to have Jason De León, contributor to Migration and Disruptions, among the 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grant winners. De León is an anthropologist at the University of Michigan studying undocumented migrants coming to the United States from Latin America. “We see this grant as a way to facilitate the work … Continue reading MacArthur “Genius” Grant Awarded to UPF Author

Available Again: Harney Flats

"Represents another stepping stone toward our understanding of life in the Southeast 10,000-11,000 years ago."—Southeastern Archaeology "The Paleoindian component at Harney Flats is a benchmark in early [human] studies in Florida and the Southeast."—North American Archaeologist "A work which must be recognized as a definitive study of Paleoindians in Florida and which will serve as … Continue reading Available Again: Harney Flats