Bears

“This engaging survey draws upon archaeological, ecological, ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and artistic materials to offer a regional perspective on bears in the Eastern Woodlands. The volume is a timely synthesis rich in details about the multiple roles of bears as pests, pets, food, commodities, venerated icons, and mythical figures.”—Elizabeth J. Reitz, coauthor of Charleston: An Archaeology of … Continue reading Bears

An Archaeology of Abundance

“Overturns old assumptions about the ‘marginality’ of islands, forcing a reassessment of the significance of islands in global human history. A tour de force of multidisciplinary research integrating archaeology with ethnohistory and historical ecology.”—Patrick Vinton Kirch, author of Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist “A masterful synthesis of a geographic setting … Continue reading An Archaeology of Abundance

The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee

“The Middle Cumberland River Valley has a rich archaeological record that has gone largely unnoticed by the archaeological community. This volume corrects that by presenting information, new and old, on the Archaic shell-bearing sites of the region. It should serve as a source of valuable primary data for decades to come.”—Jason O’Donoughue, author of Water from … Continue reading The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee