Leprosy

“Highly original, informative, and comprehensive. Roberts describes what we know about the natural history, genetics, biological, and medical aspects of infection with M. leprae; provides a detailed global history of leprosy in human populations through a synthesis of the historical and bioarchaeological literature; and encourages us to consider the biocultural and social implications of this often … Continue reading Leprosy

The Making of Mississippian Tradition

“A significant and important study of the interactions and influences of Cahokia with its northern neighbors, featuring the most comprehensive available description of the regionally significant Audrey site in the Lower Illinois Valley.”—Lynne P. Sullivan, coeditor of Mississippian Women “An interesting and well-written volume that provides much-needed information on the varied ways that hinterland communities adapted … Continue reading The Making of Mississippian Tradition

Archaeology in Dominica

“Brings together scholars who are investigating the colonial project on the heretofore overlooked island of Dominica. With its unique history as a Kalinago reserve, and then as a nominally French, then British colony, Dominica is deserving of this treatment as we seek to better understand the range of experiences in the colonial project of the … Continue reading Archaeology in Dominica

Historical Sex Work

“This superb collection of essays brings archaeology and history together to present a deeply nuanced understanding of life in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century vice districts.”—Mara Keire, University of Oxford “Presents a range of innovative case studies of historical sex work through the lenses of both history and archaeology. Importantly, these essays explore aspects of … Continue reading Historical Sex Work

A Struggle for Heritage

“Offers a richly detailed and carefully analyzed picture of the lives of people who simply ‘weren’t there’ according to the usual stories we tell ourselves about the American past. In this counternarrative, archaeology not only extends the existing archive, but also provides the basis for a penetrating critique of that archive and its gaps. A … Continue reading A Struggle for Heritage

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

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