Browse by Subject: Archaeology

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Fisher-Hunter-Gatherer Complexity in North America

This book explores the forms and trajectories of social complexity among fisher-hunter-gatherers who lived in coastal, estuarine, and riverine settings in pre-Columbian North America.

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The Biocultural Consequences of Contact in Mexico: Five Centuries of Change

This volume examines how Mexican populations have been shaped both culturally and biologically by European colonization, drawing on methods from archaeology, bioarchaeology, genetics, and history and providing evidence for the resilience of the Mexican people in the face of tumultuous change.

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Heritage and Democracy: Crisis, Critique, and Collaboration

This volume examines cultural heritage work within the context of both democratic institutions and democratic practices, highlighting how democratic politics and cultural heritage shape, impact, and depend upon one another.

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The Archaeology of the Homed and the Unhomed

The first comprehensive discussion of the historical archaeology of homelessness, this book highlights the social complexities, ambiguities, and significance of the home and the unhomed in the archaeological record.

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Anthropological Perspectives on Aging

Taking a holistic approach to the study of aging, this volume uses biological, archaeological, medical, and cultural perspectives to explore how older adults have functioned in societies around the globe and throughout human history.

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Human Behavioral Ecology and Coastal Environments

In this volume, contributors apply human behavioral ecology theoretical models to coastal environments around the globe and to the use of coastal resources by past human societies, showing how researchers can gain insights about human behavior in these settings.

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Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Anatomical Dissection at a Nineteenth-Century Army Hospital in San Francisco

This volume uses historical, archaeological, and bioarchaeological analysis to study and understand a nineteenth-century medical waste pit discovered at the former Army hospital at Point San Jose in San Francisco.

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Conflict Archaeology, Historical Memory, and the Experience of War: Beyond the Battlefield

This volume presents approaches to the archaeology of war that move beyond the forensic analysis of battlefields, fortifications, and other sites of conflict to consider the historical memory, commemoration, and social experience of war.

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Ancient Foodways: Integrative Approaches to Understanding Subsistence and Society

Through various case studies, this volume illustrates how archaeologists can use bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, architecture, and other evidence to interpret past foodways and reconstruct past social worlds.

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Archaeology on the Threshold: Studies in the Processes of Change

Incorporating data from across six continents and tracing the human experience from the Late Pleistocene to the present, this volume examines  transitional periods of cultural and environmental change through the lenses of archaeology and ethnography.