The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits

“A compelling and insightful analysis of unconventional and clandestine pursuits in nineteenth-century America. This work assesses individual agency within specific social, political, and economic contexts and illustrates that ‘free will’ is always constrained in some way.”—Deborah L. Rotman, author of The Archaeology of Gender in Historic America “This fascinating book shows how archaeology can contribute a … Continue reading The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits

“The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

The photography of UPF author Gary Monroe is featured in The Last Resort, a documentary film celebrating a community of Jewish retirees that made their home in the sunburned paradise of Miami Beach in the 1970s. Here, Gary Monroe tells us the story behind the film and remembers his collaborator Andy Sweet (1953–1982), whose work … Continue reading “The Last Resort” Film Features UPF Author Gary Monroe

Celebrate 50 Years of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin emerged from the Apollo lunar module Eagle and made history by becoming the first humans to set foot on the surface of the Moon. Millions of people across the globe crowded around their televisions to witness this momentous accomplishment unfold in real time. Fifty years later, … Continue reading Celebrate 50 Years of Apollo 11

The Archaeology of Removal in North America

“A unique collection that does a wonderful job of presenting diverse human experiences of removals while demonstrating the multidisciplinary strengths of historical archaeology.”—Allison Manfra McGovern, coeditor of The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast   “Provides a number of case studies that show how the concept of ‘removal’ is widely applicable across many time periods and … Continue reading The Archaeology of Removal in North America

Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army

“The first readily available consolidation of archaeological work done at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and Redding, Connecticut. This is important work.”—Lawrence E. Babits, coeditor of From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War “Readers of all backgrounds will appreciate the artistry with which the authors weave information obtained from new and more traditional archaeological … Continue reading Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington’s Army

Andean Ontologies

“A wonderful book. We learn about a wide range of Andean worldviews, which the authors present through the lens of the ontological turn. Rich with detail and nuance, this volume offers past and present ways of living in the Andean cultural world.”—Christine A. Hastorf, coauthor of Heads of State: Icons, Power, and Politics in the Ancient … Continue reading Andean Ontologies