Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2017

Last week, UPF visited Fort Worth, Texas, to attend the 2017 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. We had a fantastic time exhibiting our vast array of books on historical and underwater archaeology, as well as mingling with scholars in the field. We saw several of our authors at the conference! Charles R. Ewen and Russell K. Skowronek, authors … Continue reading Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2017

Society for American Archaeology 2016

Last week we displayed new and bestselling archaeology books at the 81st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, held this year in Orlando. We had a great time meeting with our archaeologist authors and welcoming conference attendees to the Sunshine State! Our booth was packed with books in archaeology and anthropology, and we sold them at special … Continue reading Society for American Archaeology 2016

Pirate Archaeology vs. the Archaeology of Piracy

Written by Charles R. Ewen, coeditor of Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy The idea behind our previous book, X Marks the Spot, was “how can you tell a pirate from an ordinary sailor?”  Pirates are easy to spot in the movies.  They have patches, hooks, peglegs, and parrots—or some combination thereof.  This imagery can be traced … Continue reading Pirate Archaeology vs. the Archaeology of Piracy

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