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

Life and Death on the Nile

“A gem. Armelagos and Van Gerven’s research on the skeletal biology of one region of the Nile Valley offers an engaging history of science as told through physical anthropology.”—Alan C. Swedlund, coeditor of Plagues and Epidemics: Infected Spaces Past and Present “Captures the essence of the biocultural approach to anthropology and Nubian life in the … Continue reading Life and Death on the Nile

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

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

American Association of Physical Anthropologists 2016

UPF recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the 2016 American Association of Physical Anthropologists 85th Annual Meeting. We had a wonderful time meeting and talking to the many scholars working in the the field of physical anthropology! The event was a huge success, with much of AAPA's large membership base in attendance. Our booth was packed with UPF's diverse selection of new … Continue reading American Association of Physical Anthropologists 2016

Victims of Ireland’s Great Famine

"Sets Irish archaeology on an exciting new course by tangibly proving the harshness of the famine and the workhouse system."—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America "Sheds critical new light on the actualities of daily life in Famine-era Ireland, challenges some of the myths about the horrors … Continue reading Victims of Ireland’s Great Famine

International Archaeology Day 2015

Every year, the Archaeological Institute of America hosts International Archaeology Day to spread the word about the excitement of archaeology to the public. "Archaeology is not well understood," says the AIA. "In 1999, 85% of American adults thought that archaeologists studied dinosaurs." In fact, archaeologists study the material record of the human past—from examining trash heaps and … Continue reading International Archaeology Day 2015