Captain Kidd’s Lost Ship

“Carefully researched and brilliantly studied, this account of the Quedagh Merchant and its notorious master, Captain William Kidd, looks beyond the romance and fiction to give us a true account of the man, the ship, and their times.”—James P. Delgado, coauthor of The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor The troubled chain of events involving Captain Kidd’s capture of … Continue reading Captain Kidd’s Lost Ship

Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida’s Watery Realms

“A useful resource for Florida archaeology and for archaeologists and others interested in iconography and wetsite archaeology. The volume also illustrates the value of revisiting legacy collections, some of which were recovered decades ago, further exemplifying the relevance of museum collections in current archaeological inquiry.”—Ann S. Cordell, coauthor of Archaeology of Northern Florida, A.D. 200–900: The … Continue reading Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida’s Watery Realms

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

Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks

"A major step forward in the effort to create and synthesize a body of formation theory for shipwreck sites by cataloguing the myriad factors affecting such sites across a number of academic fields, ranging from geology and oceanography to history and sociology."—John M. O’Shea, author of Ships and Shipwrecks of the Au Sable Shores Region … Continue reading Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks

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