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

New Releases in Archaeology

Eating in the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity Mark S. Warner “A long-awaited and much-needed contribution to the study of urban African American identity through the zooarchaeological study of an extended African American family household in the Chesapeake. Warner makes a powerful case for the utility of faunal analysis in historical archaeology.”—Kenneth … Continue reading New Releases in Archaeology

Migration and Disruptions

“Artfully integrates scholarship on both past and present migration. With its thematic focus on disruption, this volume develops unprecedented nuance in the treatment of migration.”—Graciela S. Cabana, coeditor of Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration “A significant contribution to the social sciences. Migration and Disruptions demonstrates the importance of collaboration and constructive dialogues between the traditional … Continue reading Migration and Disruptions