The Archaeology of Craft and Industry

“Fennell offers us a fresh and exciting expansion of industrial archaeology through the lens of craft production. This book, with its impressive array of case studies, unequivocally demonstrates the relevance of historical and industrial archaeology to the broader anthropological project.”—Charles E. Orser Jr., author of The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America“Sheds light on … Continue reading The Archaeology of Craft and Industry

The Archaeology of Revolting Heritage

By Paul R. Mullins, author of Revolting Things: An Archaeology of Shameful Histories and Repulsive Realities This book is available at a discount price and free shipping through February 1, 2021. Order here and use code CHUA21 at checkout. On March 16, 1922, the body of an African-American man was found in the woods in a riverside … Continue reading The Archaeology of Revolting Heritage

Q&A with Mary Puckett

University Press of Florida is pleased to introduce our new acquisitions editor for historical archaeology, Mary Puckett. Read our Q&A with Mary below. If you'd like to view our new books in the field, please visit our SHA Historical and Underwater Archaeology Book Sale.  Tell us about yourself and your background. I started working part-time … Continue reading Q&A with Mary Puckett

Archaeological Interpretations

“Tackles one of the most difficult problems in prehistoric archaeology: How can we approach an emic point of view? That is, how can we come to know how the participants in a given extinct, nonliterate culture saw themselves and understood their world? The authors do this with considerable success.”—Monica Barnes, editor, Andean Past “In seeking to … Continue reading Archaeological Interpretations

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

Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2019

Last week, UPF traveled to St. Charles, Missouri, to attend the annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, hosted by the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). In honor of the conference, our historical and underwater archaeology books are on sale through February 8. Visit our website to view our SHA book sale and use code … Continue reading Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2019

The Archaeology of American Mining

“Outstanding. Focuses on the material aspects of mining’s past to understand the American experience in this economic culture.”—Donald L. Hardesty, author of Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State  “Artfully synthesizes the complexities of American mining heritage using archaeology’s broad, temporal scale to generate a baseline for documenting, interpreting, and sustainably … Continue reading The Archaeology of American Mining

Dark and Deep: Encountering the Cold War through Archaeology

Written by Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold War . It was a late November in St. Paul, Minnesota. Under a snow-dusted suburban backyard, in the darkness of a former Cold War fallout shelter, I stood ankle-deep in ice-cold water. The water was slowly soaking through my hiking boots and wicking its … Continue reading Dark and Deep: Encountering the Cold War through Archaeology

The Archaeology of the Cold War

"A long overdue book that highlights issues of memory, scholarship, and the role of the archaeologist as part of a larger move to address the Cold War as a defining and significant period in human history."--James P. Delgado, author of Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare "An important contribution to the growing number of archaeological … Continue reading The Archaeology of the Cold War

2016 SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology

This past weekend, our director Meredith Morris-Babb and acquisitions editor Shannon McCarthy traveled to Washington, DC, to showcase our latest and bestselling historical archaeology titles at the Society for Historical Archaeology 2016 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. We sold out of dozens of books at the conference, and our latest releases were particularly popular. As always, many … Continue reading 2016 SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology