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 



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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Mississippian Women

This volume highlights the vital role women played within the diverse societies of the Mississippian world, which spanned the present-day United States South to the Midwest before the seventeenth century.

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Grit-Tempered, with a New Preface: Early Women Archaeologists in the Southeastern United States

This volume documents the lives and work of pioneering women archaeologists in the southeastern United States from the 1920s through the 1960s.

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En Bas Saline: A Taíno Town before and after Columbus

This book details the Indigenous Taíno occupation at En Bas Saline in Hispaniola between AD 1250 and 1520, showing how the community coped with the dramatic changes imposed by Spanish contact.  

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

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Presidios of Spanish West Florida

This book provides the first comprehensive synthesis of historical and archaeological investigations conducted at the fortified settlements built by Spain in the Florida panhandle from 1698 to 1763.

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Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida

This volume presents new data and interpretations from research at Florida’s Spanish missions, drawing on the past thirty years of work at sites from St. Augustine to the panhandle.

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Methods, Mounds, and Missions: New Contributions to Florida Archaeology

Offering innovative ways of looking at existing data, as well as compelling new information, about Florida’s past, this volume updates current archaeological interpretations and demonstrates the use of new and improved tools to answer larger questions.

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New Methods and Theories for Analyzing Mississippian Imagery

Exploring various methodological and theoretical approaches to pre-Columbian visual culture, the essays in this volume reconstruct dynamic accounts of Native American history across the U.S. Southeast. 

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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.