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

Behind the Scenes at a Maya Archaeological Site

The near-legendary ancient city of Chocolá in Guatemala is the subject of a new book by archaeologists Jonathan Kaplan and Federico Paredes Umaña: Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá. Based on extensive fieldwork by the authors, this book offers evidence that the city was innovative and influential early in the development of Maya … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at a Maya Archaeological Site

Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

“The site of Chocolá is extremely important for the study of the rise and development of civilization in southern Mesoamerica. This book represents the first systematic description and analysis of this center and is a significant contribution to Mesoamerican archaeology.”—Takeshi Inomata, coeditor of Mesoamerican Plazas: Arenas of Community and Power “Kaplan and Paredes Umaña leave no … Continue reading Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

Maya E Groups

“Leading archaeologists present the most recent evidence on a complex of architecture, iconography, and artifacts closely linked to the rise of the divine kingships of the an­cient Maya. An important volume for anyone interested in the rise of ancient states.” —Arthur Demarest, author of Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization   “E … Continue reading Maya E Groups

Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay

"Brings novel, synthetic insight to understanding a region that was a hub of water borne trade and an important locus of production for some of the Maya’s most valued crops."--Cynthia Robin, author of Everyday Life Matters: Maya Farmers at Chan "This one-of-a-kind volume shows us how important this region was to the ancient Maya with … Continue reading Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay

The Lure of Maya Cities

We are proud to announce the publication of The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, Inequality, and Built Form. This new archaeology book describes what ancient Maya cities were like, showing how they drew people in from rural areas with awe-inspiring architecture, neighborhoods that offered community support, and bustling marketplaces. The book is available at a discount price until May 13, 2016 in … Continue reading The Lure of Maya Cities

Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

"A valuable contribution to our knowledge of the events surrounding the collapse of the ancient Maya in the Late and Terminal Classic periods, particularly the death of kings and the failure of the institution of divine kingship."--Lisa LeCount, coeditor of Classic Maya Provincial Politics: Xunantunich and Its Hinterlands "A comprehensive look at the concept of … Continue reading Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings