Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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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.

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The Archaeology of Contemporary America

This book provides a survey of contemporary archaeology in the United States, demonstrating the plurality of theoretical and methodological approaches that make this discipline in the US unique.

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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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Memory and Power at L’Hermitage Plantation: Heritage of a Nervous Landscape

This book documents the treatment of enslaved people at L’Hermitage Plantation in Maryland from 1794 to 1827, showing how the plantation owners’ strategies to maintain power and control can be seen in the spatial landscapes of the site.

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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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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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The Archaeology of Modern Worlds in the Indian Ocean

Bringing together specialists working in multiple areas of the Indian Ocean world, this volume uses a historical archaeological approach to explore the importance of the region to the emergence of modernity and globalization.

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The Materialization of Time in the Ancient Maya World: Mythic History and Ritual Order

This book discusses the range of ways the ancient Maya people expressed timekeeping in daily life through their architecture, arts, writing, beliefs, and practices.

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Underwater and Coastal Archaeology in Latin America

This volume features a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to underwater and coastal archaeology in Latin America, showcasing the efforts of 82 researchers working across the region.