Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited

“Demonstrates the continuing efficacy of an identity-oriented approach to exploring past lives and lifeways via human skeletal remains and their archaeological settings.”—Alexis T. Boutin, coeditor of Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East: Recent Contributions from Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Archaeology “Breaks new ground. This thought-provoking collection of case studies from around the world engages multiple … Continue reading Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited

The Nature of Plants

“Encourages each of us to look at plants more thoughtfully and to consider the processes that take place every day that largely go unnoticed. You will better appreciate plants after reading Huegel’s book.”—Nicole Pinson, urban horticulture agent and master gardener coordinator, UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension “Huegel explains plant structure and biology in a manner that … Continue reading The Nature of Plants

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

New GATORBYTE: Microbes to Ecosystems

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF campus. They … Continue reading New GATORBYTE: Microbes to Ecosystems

Darwin’s Man in Brazil

"A valuable introduction to Fritz Müller, a colorful and important figure in the story of natural history, but someone who has been seriously neglected by historians of science. This volume helps us gain a better understanding not only of Müller’s many contributions but also of the development of Darwin’s ideas about species diversity."--Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, … Continue reading Darwin’s Man in Brazil

Evolution: What Do The Kids Think?

Evolution: What Do The Kids Think? Guest post by Brandon Haught, author of Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom . My work on Going Ape was a thrilling five-year research and writing journey. I discovered hundreds of documents, from newspaper articles to school board meeting minutes, revealing Floridians’ opinions on how evolution should … Continue reading Evolution: What Do The Kids Think?

Tracing Childhood

New! Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity Edited by Jennifer L. Thompson, Marta P. Alfonso-Durruty, and John J. Crandall Bioarchaeology, the study of human remains from archaeological sites, is a fascinating field that explores the link between biology and culture and tells us about the different factors that have shaped the human … Continue reading Tracing Childhood