Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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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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Sustainability in Ancient Island Societies: An Archaeology of Human Resilience

This volume explores the impacts humans have made on island and coastal ecosystems and the ways these environments have adapted to anthropogenic changes over the course of millennia.

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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 Pre-Columbian art dating to the fifteenth century, showing how the manuscript’s intricate and colorful imagery conveys complex ideas related to Mesoamerican myths and religion.

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Indigenizing Archaeology: Putting Theory into Practice

This book highlights early-career Indigenous scholars conducting research in North America who are advancing the growing paradigm of archaeological study done with, by, and for members of Native-descendant communities.

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El Perú-Waka’: New Archaeological Perspectives on the Kingdom of the Centipede

Presenting the most current research on the Maya rainforest city El Perú-Waka’, this volume discusses occupation at the site spanning from 300 BC to 1000 CE and offers researchers an unmatched view of ancient life in a tropical urban environment.

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Cattle in the Postcolumbian Americas: A Zooarchaeological Historical Study

In this book, Nicolas Delsol compares zooarchaeological and material evidence from sites across Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to show how the introduction of cattle, beginning with imports by Spanish colonizers in the 1500s, shaped colonial American society.