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

Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2015

Last weekend UPF director Meredith Babb and acquisitions editor Erika Stevens traveled to Seattle to display books and chat with archaeologists at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. They brought tons of UPF books in historical and maritime archaeology, and the books flew off our tables! Check out some photos taken … Continue reading Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2015