Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series

Edited by Neill J. Wallis, Charles R. Cobb, and Kitty F. Emery

Series Description:

This series, sponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History, honors Ripley P. Bullen for his scholarly contributions to the archaeology of Florida and adjacent regions and for his encouragement and education of nonprofessional archaeologists in the area. The series is devoted to archaeological and historical study of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, the areas of Dr. Bullen’s research for almost three decades.

The series ranges broadly across space, time, and topics of central importance to the long and rich history of the region, and includes many of the best archaeologists working today.

Send queries to: Mary Puckett,  mpuckett@upress.ufl.edu 

For more Information:

Neill J. Wallis

Charles R. Cobb

Kitty F. Emery

There are 80 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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Falls of the Ohio River: Archaeology of Native American Settlement

Falls of the Ohio River presents current archaeological research on an important landscape feature of what is now Louisville, Kentucky, demonstrating how humans and the environment mutually affected each other in the area for the past 12,000 years.

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A History of Platform Mound Ceremonialism: Finding Meaning in Elevated Ground

This book presents a temporally and geographically broad yet detailed history of an important form of Native American architecture, the platform mound, revealing unexpected continuities in moundbuilding over many thousands of years.

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The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology

This volume uses case studies to capture the recent emphasis on history in archaeological reconstructions of America’s deep past, representing a profound shift in thinking about precolonial and colonial history and helping to erase the false divide between ancient and contemporary America.  

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The Timucuan Chiefdoms of Spanish Florida: Volume I: Assimilation

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Archaeology in Dominica: Everyday Ecologies and Economies at Morne Patate

This volume examines the everyday lives of enslaved and free workers at Morne Patate, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Caribbean plantation, helping document the under-represented history of slavery and colonialism on the edge of the British Empire.

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The Making of Mississippian Tradition

Christina Friberg investigates the influence of Cahokia, the largest city of North America’s Mississippian culture between AD 1050 and 1350, on smaller communities throughout the midcontinent. This book offers a new, more nuanced interpretation of how and why Mississippian lifeways developed.

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Modeling Entradas: Sixteenth-Century Assemblages in North America

This volume brings together leading archaeologists working across the American South to offer a comprehensive, comparative analysis of Spanish entrada assemblages, providing insights into the sixteenth-century indigenous communities of North America and the colonizing efforts of Spain.

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Contact, Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States

The years 1500–1700 AD were a time of dramatic change for the indigenous inhabitants of southeastern North America, yet Native histories during this era have been difficult to reconstruct due to a scarcity of written records before the eighteenth century. Using archaeology to enhance our knowledge of the period, Contact, Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States presents new research on the ways Native societies responded to early contact with Europeans.

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An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

This volume uses archaeological and historical evidence to reconstruct daily life at Betty’s Hope plantation on the island of Antigua, one of the largest sugar plantations in the Caribbean. It demonstrates the rich information that multidisciplinary studies can provide about the effects of sugarcane agriculture on the region and its people.