The Archaeology of Magic

“An excellent contribution to scholarship, charting new directions for research on folk religions in New England. Augé presents vital insights into the interplay of gender roles, motivations for manipulating spiritual forces, and material expressions of magical conduct.”—Christopher C. Fennell, author of Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World “In its application of historical … Continue reading The Archaeology of Magic

Contact, Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States

“An important volume that will become an indispensable resource, providing a much-needed update on early contact in the North American Southeast with a rich emphasis on the agency and social lives of past indigenous communities.”—David H. Dye, editor of New Deal Archaeology in Tennessee: Intellectual, Methodological, and Theoretical Contributions The years AD 1500–1700 were a time … Continue reading Contact, Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States

An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

“Presents fresh archaeological and historical information about an important Caribbean plantation. A tour de force in historical archaeology that will set the standard for future research.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America “A detailed archaeological, historical, and landscape study of a significant plantation and heritage site. The chapters … Continue reading An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era

“This wide-ranging volume provides a fresh, innovative contribution to pre-contact and contact-era studies in the southeastern United States.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America “Provides a thought-provoking synthesis of changes in native landscapes of the Southeast in the colonial era, from selective micro-histories to large-scale regional and even … Continue reading The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era

Deadly Virtue

“Fresh and innovative. Using a comparative and Atlantic World perspective, Martel suggests alternate ways of looking at colonial Florida and provides new answers to old questions regarding settler-native interactions during the sixteenth century.”—Daniel S. Murphree, author of Constructing Floridians: Natives and Europeans in the Colonial Floridas, 1513–1783 In Deadly Virtue: Fort Caroline and the Early Protestant Roots … Continue reading Deadly Virtue

Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

“An important resource for understanding enslavement and colonialism in the Caribbean, containing a wide array of archaeological contexts. Contributors recognize ways that the built environment may have been a site of self-determination for the enslaved occupants, and repeatedly show that slavery was in no way uniform.”—John M. Chenoweth, author of Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology … Continue reading Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

Arts of South Asia

“An important volume that explores the intentions behind several major early collections of South Asian art made for appreciation outside South Asia. The lively interplay of cultural interests and attitudes that are revealed, the ways these have changed over time, and the attention given here to some lesser-known collections and objects greatly enrich understanding of … Continue reading Arts of South Asia