The Market for Mesoamerica

“More than ever, the illicit trafficking and marketing of antiquities is putting at risk the preservation and valorization of cultural heritage. Addressing such relevant issues in the cultural context of Mesoamerica, this book provides fresh insights for understanding illegal or debatable treatment of cultural heritage.”—Davide Domenici, author of The Aztecs: History and Treasures of an Ancient … Continue reading The Market for Mesoamerica

Your Guide to Our 2019 Archaeology Sale

University Press of Florida's 2019 Archaeology Sale runs now through May 17. Want to shop the sale but need to know what's new this year? Below is a roundup of the 30+ new books in archaeology and anthropology we've published in the past 12 months. To receive discount prices and free shipping, use code SAA19 at … Continue reading Your Guide to Our 2019 Archaeology Sale

History and Approaches to Heritage Studies and Pedagogy and Practice in Heritage Studies

  “An important collection at the intersection of theory, practice, and teaching. The authors are deeply reflective on how archaeologists can employ critical pedagogies to promote civic engagement and justice through heritage work.”—Siobhan M. Hart, coeditor of Decolonizing Indigenous Histories: Exploring Prehistoric/Colonial Transitions in Archaeology “A valuable resource for those looking to make their teaching of the … Continue reading History and Approaches to Heritage Studies and Pedagogy and Practice in Heritage Studies

Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING ORGANIZED RACIAL VIOLENCE by Margaret M. Mulrooney, author of Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina As a historian, I’m amazed by the correlations between today’s political climate and that of a century ago. Voter suppression and fraud? Check. Intense political partisanship? Check. Paramilitary violence against civilians, intensified white supremacist activity, … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

The Country Where My Heart Is

“Much needed. Fills an existing gap in the historical period with a wide range of examples from all over the world.”—Margarita Díaz-Andreu, author of A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past “Provides new, nuanced perspectives that will inspire studies in the materiality of identity creation and transformation in the past and … Continue reading The Country Where My Heart Is

We Come for Good

“Offers a unique perspective on tribal approaches to managing historic preservation and addresses the multiplicity of issues common to all tribal historic preservation groups.”—Joe Watkins, director, Tribal Relations and American Cultures Program, National Park Service “A concise, detailed account regarding the enormity of the task THPOs face in successfully navigating the two worlds of federal … Continue reading We Come for Good

Brothels, Gallows, and Lies: Frontier Alibis

The University Press of Florida is pleased to announce the publication of Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism by Daniel R. Maher. Exploring Wild West tourist sites in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mythic Frontiers shows how aggrandized versions of the past, especially those of the “American frontier,” have been used to turn a profit. It reveals that popular … Continue reading Brothels, Gallows, and Lies: Frontier Alibis