Browse by Subject: Archaeology

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Monuments and Memory: Archaeological Perspectives on Commemoration

This volume examines many different public monuments, exploring the cultural factors behind their creation, their messages and evolving meanings, and the role of such markers in conveying the memory of history to future generations.

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Archaeology in a Living Landscape: Envisioning Nonhuman Persons in the Indigenous Americas

This volume focuses on how Indigenous communities of the Americas have long recognized degrees of personhood within their landscapes, and its case studies show how researchers can incorporate this worldview in archaeological investigations, community relations, and interpretations.

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Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Iximché

This book reconstructs the history of Iximche, the capital of the Cakchiquel Maya in highland Guatemala, based on archaeological and ethnohistorical information.

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Becoming Object: The Sociopolitics of the Samuel George Morton Cranial Collection

This book considers the vast collection of skulls amassed by Samuel Morton in the first half of the nineteenth century, using a biohistoric approach to take a close look at the times in which Morton lived, his work, and its complicated legacy.

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Chronicling Amazon Town: Eight Decades of Research and Engagement in Gurupá, Brazil

This book brings together the work of researchers from a variety of fields to provide a comprehensive synthesis of local and regional studies in the town of Gurupá in Brazil, ranging from archaeological findings to ethnohistory and sociocultural anthropology.

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Mesoamerican Osteobiographies: Revealing the Lives and Deaths of Ancient Individuals

Drawing from a variety of sites throughout Mesoamerica, this volume presents a collection of osteobiographies, which analyze skeletons and their surroundings alongside historical, archaeological, ethnographic, and other contextual data to better understand the life experiences of individuals.

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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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Exploring Ontologies of the Precontact Americas: From Individual Bodies to Bodies of Social Theory

This volume engages with social theory and considers diverse, non-Western worldviews to explore concepts of life and death in past societies of the Indigenous Americas.

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Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

This book examines ceramic artifacts from the island of Guadeloupe to reveal information about daily life in the French colonial Caribbean.

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Decoding the Codex Borgia: Visual Symbols of Time and Space in Ancient Mexico

This book explores the rich symbolism of the Codex Borgia, a masterpiece of Precolumbian art dating to the fifteenth century, showing how the manuscript’s intricate and colorful imagery conveys complex ideas related to Mesoamerican myths and religion.