Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2020

Acquisitions editor Meredith Morris-Babb attended the Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology put on by the Society for Historical Archaeology in Boston earlier this month. It was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are a few books we brought to the conference: Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration Discovering Histories … Continue reading Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2020

Bones of Complexity

“Provides data and information that can be used for comparative analysis and as a foundation for further exploration. Inviting research from various geographic, cultural, and temporal locales from around the globe, the editors present a complex snapshot of the past.”—Anne L. Grauer, editor of A Companion to Paleopathology “This cohesive collection of empirically based studies … Continue reading Bones of Complexity

Why We Need to Preserve the Archaeological Sites on the Moon

Written by Beth Laura O’Leary, coauthor of The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites   “Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars.” —“Fly Me to the Moon” (1954) Lyrics and music by Bart Howard The moon is one of humanity’s oldest fascinations. It plays a part in all cultures around … Continue reading Why We Need to Preserve the Archaeological Sites on the Moon

The Final Mission

“An excellent overview of artifacts and sites in both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial environments.”—P. J. Capelotti, author of The Human Archaeology of Space  “Artfully blends archaeology and historic preservation into a history of the Cold War space race. A compelling argument for preserving America’s twentieth-century space heritage.”—Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold … Continue reading The Final Mission

Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed

“Breaks new ground regarding how to think about colonial encounters in innovative ways that pay attention to a wide range of issues from health and demography to identity formations and adaptation.”—Debra L. Martin, coeditor of The Bioarchaeology of Violence “Amply demonstrates the breadth and variability of the impact of colonialism.”—Ken Nystrom, State University of New … Continue reading Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed

Broken Chains and Subverted Plans

“Creatively drawing on archaeological, architectural, and documentary evidence, this book explores the dynamic strategies employed by German Americans and African Americans in the nineteenth-century American frontier to navigate the exclusionary, exploitative, and insidious forces of the emerging world capitalist system.”—Frederick H. Smith, author of The Archaeology of Alcohol and Drinking “Two in-depth and insightful case … Continue reading Broken Chains and Subverted Plans

Setting the Table

“A long-needed comparison between Spanish and Spanish colonial sites, showing how both inform us about Spanish identity at home and abroad.”—Charles R. Ewen, coeditor of Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy “The first systematic attempt to consider the eighteenth-century archaeological record in Spain and measure it against the decades-long research in St. Augustine. It … Continue reading Setting the Table

Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles

We are proud to announce the latest book in the Florida Museum of Natural History's Ripley P. Bullen Series, published by the University of Florida Press. "A true Amerindian bestiary. Illustrates the profound relationship between the Antillean zoomorphic iconology and the ideas, mythic traditions, and ideology behind them."--Arie Boomert, coauthor of The 1946 and 1953 … Continue reading Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles

Digging Up a Desert Civilization

Written by Christina A. Conlee, author of Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert “How do you know where to dig?” This is the most common question people ask me when they find out I am an archaeologist. People often think archaeological work is very mysterious. In reality, archaeologists … Continue reading Digging Up a Desert Civilization