Co-published with The Society for Historical Archaeology

Series Description:

Historical archaeology is the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind some other form of historical evidence. The University Press of Florida and the Society for Historical Archaeology have worked together to present these volumes that embrace the interests of a diverse group of scholars representing the disciplines of anthropology, history, geography, and folklore.


There are 14 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Disposing of Modernity: The Archaeology of Garbage and Consumerism during Chicago's 1893 World's Fair

Through archaeological and archival research from sites associated with the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Disposing of Modernity explores the changing world of urban America at the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring excavations of trash deposited during the fair, Rebecca Graff’s first-of-its-kind study reveals changing consumer patterns, notions of domesticity and progress, and anxieties about the modernization of society.

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The Archaeology of Magic: Gender and Domestic Protection in Seventeenth-Century New England

In this book, C. Riley Augé provides a trailblazing archaeological study of magical practice and its relationship to gender in the Anglo-American culture of colonial New England.

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Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks

This is essential reading for the research and preservation of submerged heritage sites.

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Everyday Religion: An Archaeology of Protestant Belief and Practice in the Nineteenth Century

Everyday Religion reveals how Second Great Awakening ideals affected consumption and daily life as much as socioeconomic status, purchasing power, access to markets, and other social factors. 

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The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

This collection of essays looks at both new sites and well-known areas to explore race, resistance, and white supremacy in the region.

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A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

Daniel Sayers exposes and unravels the complex social and economic systems developed by defiant communities that thrived on the periphery.

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An Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism

In this groundbreaking comparative archaeological study of Asian immigrants in North America, Douglas Ross excavates the Ewen Cannery to explore how its immigrant workers formed new cultural identities in the face of dramatic displacement.

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Archaeology and Community Service Learning

This collection examines how the field can successfully incorporate community service learning (CSL) into its pedagogies to broaden and enhance learning opportunities for students, promote civic engagement, and embrace community partnerships.

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The Seneca Restoration, 1715–1754: An Iroquois Local Political Economy

By combining archaeological data grounded in the material culture of the Seneca Townley-Read site with historical documents, Jordan answers larger questions about the Seneca's cultural sustainability and durability in an era of intense colonial pressures. He offers a detailed reconstruction of daily life in the Seneca community and demonstrates that they were extremely selective about which aspects of European material culture, plant and animal species, and lifeways they allowed into their territory.

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Unlocking the Past: Celebrating Historical Archaeology in North America