Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America

Orser shows how historical archaeology can contribute to the study of race through the conscious examination of material culture. He argues that race has not always been defined by skin color; through time, its meaning has changed.

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Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World

Christopher Fennell offers a fresh perspective on ways that the earliest enslaved Africans preserved vital aspects of their traditions and identities in the New World. He also explores similar developments among European immigrants and the interactions of both groups with Native Americans.

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The Archaeology of Institutional Confinement

Casella exposes the diversity of power relations that structure many of America's confinement institutions. She weaves together themes of punishment, involuntary labor, personal dignity, and social identity.

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Chinese Junks on the Pacific: Views from a Different Deck

Offering more than just history, Chinese Junks on the Pacific focuses on ten ships, such as the Whang Ho, Ning Po, and Amoy, that sailed to the United States in the early twentieth century.

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The Archaeology of Collective Action

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Taíno Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrival of the Stranger King

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Nuer-American Passages: Globalizing Sudanese Migration

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X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy

The first comprehensive, entertaining look at the artifactual evidence of real pirates, recovered at both shipwrecks and known pirate bases. With 153 b&w illustrations, 20 tables.

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Tatham Mound and the Bioarchaeology of European Contact: Disease and Depopulation in Central Gulf Coast Florida

This is the first systematic analysis of Tatham Mound, one of the most important archaeological sites in Central Gulf Coast Florida.

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Paleoindian Archaeology: A Hemispheric Perspective