“This engaging survey draws upon archaeological, ecological, ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and artistic materials to offer a regional perspective on bears in the Eastern Woodlands. The volume is a timely synthesis rich in details about the multiple roles of bears as pests, pets, food, commodities, venerated icons, and mythical figures.”—Elizabeth J. Reitz, coauthor of Charleston: An Archaeology of … Continue reading Bears
“A wonderful book. We learn about a wide range of Andean worldviews, which the authors present through the lens of the ontological turn. Rich with detail and nuance, this volume offers past and present ways of living in the Andean cultural world.”—Christine A. Hastorf, coauthor of Heads of State: Icons, Power, and Politics in the Ancient … Continue reading Andean Ontologies
“This exciting volume brings together new bioanthropological research from the Maya area and the Valley of Mexico concerning ancient migration, mortuary practices, and identity. A critical and innovative resource for all students of the ancient Americas.” —Geoffrey E. Braswell, editor of The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors: Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts, and Ceramics “Highlights … Continue reading Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica
"A well-written, fresh, and engaging interpretation of two millennia of Virginia Algonquian landscape history, presenting new data and new ideas--a must read."--Stephen Potter, author of Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs: The Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley "Theoretically innovative, richly empirical, and superbly written, this book demonstrates the potential for combining 'new' finds in … Continue reading The Powhatan Landscape
“A substantive addition to our knowledge about one of the premier archaeological sites in eastern North America.”—George Milner, author of The Cahokia Chiefdom “Brings fresh thinking into a well-trod path of scholarship and goes well beyond the confines of the specialties of subsistence, settlement, and technology to shed light on the social function of the … Continue reading Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland
August marked a month of plentiful reviews across many magazines and journals. Find your next great read below, and see which books everyone's talking about! Discover America's favorite gourmet doughnut shops in an interview with Paul Mullins, author of Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut, in "Foodie Friday: The Rise and Rise of the Gourmet Doughnut" on the Berkshire Hathaway … Continue reading August Review Roundup: Donuts, Dance, and Disaster!