Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes

“A landmark volume for the study of Andean maritime communities and an essential addition to the bookshelves of all archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists interested in fishing societies.”—Yuichi Matsumoto, Yamagata University “Long overdue. A valuable resource for understanding past and present research on Andean maritime communities and their differing roles in greater Andean societal development.”—Mary Glowacki, … Continue reading Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes

The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

"Presents for the first time a chronological description of the geography, history, and archaeology of Panamá from a maritime perspective."--Roger C. Smith, author of The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands "An engaging and informative narrative that seamlessly combines history and archaeology to discuss the global importance of the Isthmus of Panamá."--Ben Ford, editor of … Continue reading The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding

"The most comprehensive technical inventory of East Asian shipbuilding and shipwrecks available to date, this detailed analysis refines our understanding of East Asia ship construction."--Hans Konrad Van Tilburg, author of Chinese Junks on the Pacific: Views from a Different Deck "Based on original language sources and the remains of numerous wrecked Asian ships from sites … Continue reading Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding

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

Pieces of Eight

Expanding on the widely successful X Marks the Spot, Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy edited by Charles R. Ewen and Russell K. Skowronek explores the newest findings in the maritime archaeology of piracy. This new archaeology title sold out fast at this week's Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, but you … Continue reading Pieces of Eight