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Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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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Under the Shade of Thipaak: The Ethnoecology of Cycads in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

Exploring the cultural role of cycads in the ancient and modern Mesoamerican and Caribbean worlds, this volume demonstrates how these ancient plants have figured prominently in regional mythologies, rituals, art, and foodways from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition to the present.

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More Than Shelter from the Storm: Hunter-Gatherer Houses and the Built Environment

Discussing case studies from the Pleistocene through Late Holocene periods, this volume offers a robust examination of houses as not only places of shelter but also of memory, history, and social cohesion within mobile cultures.

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Unveiling Pachacamac: New Hypotheses for an Old Andean Sanctuary

This volume synthesizes 25 years of new data and hypotheses on the sacred Andean site of Pachacamac, a sanctuary that has an enduring presence in Peruvian history and plays a pivotal role in the formation of current views about religion and thought in the pre-Hispanic period.

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Digital Heritage and Archaeology in Practice: Presentation, Teaching, and Engagement

Exploring practical applications of digital and computational approaches to heritage studies and archaeology, this volume addresses digitization at museums and other heritage institutions, public and community engagement with archaeology using digital tools, and the teaching of digital methods to both students and professionals.

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Digital Heritage and Archaeology in Practice: Data, Ethics, and Professionalism

Exploring practical applications of digital and computational approaches to heritage studies and archaeology, this volume discusses methods for preparing and analyzing archaeological data, case studies that focus on data structuring, and topics related to ethics and professionalism in the field.

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Identities, Experience, and Change in Early Mexican Villages

This volume examines shifting social identities, lived experiences, and networks of interaction in Mexico during the Mesoamerican Formative period, an era that helped produce some of the world’s most renowned complex civilizations, offering a new and holistic view of the region over two thousand years of history.

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Lost Storytellers: The Information Apocalypse in the Modern Newsroom

In this firsthand look at the landscape of community news today, photojournalist John Pendygraft uses his own experiences to show why trusted local reporting matters now more than ever, making the case that the decline of local journalism threatens the future of democracy.

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Bioarchaeology of Care through Population-Level Analyses

Representing current and emerging methods and theory, this volume introduces new avenues for exploring how prehistoric and historic communities provided healthcare for their sick, injured, and disabled members.

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The Archaeology of Race and Class at Timbuctoo: A Black Community in New Jersey

Examining the historic Black community of Timbuctoo, New Jersey, this book illuminates the intersectionality of life at the village and the ways Black residents resisted the marginalizing structures of race and class.

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American Health and Wellness in Archaeology and History

In this book, Dale Hutchinson traces the history of American healthcare and wellbeing from the colonial era to the present, drawing on evidence from material culture and historical documents.