“Stojanowski builds on previous Spanish Florida research (his own work and that of others) to create a multiscalar and integrated set of interpretations addressing several research questions.”
“Stojanowski is adept at translating the scientific speak for the lay reader and making his data accessible with contextualization and integration into other relevant datasets. Moreover, Stojanowski’s interpretations of meaning glimpsed from the integrated data are thoroughly holistic and humanistic; consequently, Mission Cemeteries, Mission People, will likely appeal to anyone interested in the dynamic bicultural landscape of La Florida.”
--American Catholic Studies
This research will be a foundation for studies on cultural and historical questions on the Mission Period for years to come.
--Florida Historical Quarterly
Stojanowski should be commended for his creative and innovative analyses of these extensively studied data sets and for his attention to how spatial patterning and biological data in this community approach can be used to understand differential mortality.
--Journal of Anthropological Research
Stojanowski’s study is fascinating and thought provoking….It is clearly written and contextualizes its findings within the broader realm of Spanish Florida research. It will undoubtedly help lay readers appreciate the frontiers of science and how bioarchaeology is making unique contributions to our understanding of the Spanish colonial-mission experience.
--Catholic Historical Review
Historical archaeologists and bioarchaeologists of the southeast are well served by Stojanowski’s integration of multiple data sets as well as his discussion of colonial mortuary practices.