Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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Archaeologies of Indigenous Presence

Challenging narratives of Indigenous cultural loss and disappearance, this book highlights collaborative archaeological research and efforts to center the enduring histories of Native peoples in North America through case studies from several regions across the continent.

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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American healthcare and wellbeing from the colonial era to the present, drawing on evidence from material culture and historical documents.

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A Historical Archaeology of Early Spanish Colonial Urbanism in Central America

In this milestone work, William Fowler uses archaeology, history, and social theory to show that the establishment of cities was essential to Spanish colonialism. Fowler draws upon decades of research at Ciudad Vieja, a sixteenth-century site located in present-day El Salvador and the best-preserved Spanish colonial city in Latin America.

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Ancient Andean Houses: Making, Inhabiting, Studying

In an extensive survey of vernacular architecture from across the entire length of the Andes, this book explores the diverse ways ancient peoples made houses, the ways houses re-create culture, and new perspectives and methods for studying houses.

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Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida

This volume presents new data and interpretations from research at Florida’s Spanish missions, drawing on the past thirty years of work at sites from St. Augustine to the panhandle.

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Historical Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from Colonial Williamsburg

Offering an in-depth look at historical archaeology, public history, and reconstruction in Colonial Williamsburg, this volume provides state-of-the-art examples of how the discipline can be used to inform, engage, and educate.

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Methods, Mounds, and Missions: New Contributions to Florida Archaeology

Offering innovative ways of looking at existing data, as well as compelling new information, about Florida’s past, this volume updates current archaeological interpretations and demonstrates the use of new and improved tools to answer larger questions.

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New Methods and Theories for Analyzing Mississippian Imagery

Exploring various methodological and theoretical approaches to pre-Columbian visual culture, the essays in this volume reconstruct dynamic accounts of Native American history across the U.S. Southeast. 

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The Archaeology of the Upper Amazon: Complexity and Interaction in the Andean Tropical Forest

This volume brings together archaeologists working in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia to construct a new prehistory of the upper Amazon, outlining cultural developments from the late third millennium B.C. to the Inca Empire of the sixteenth century A.D.

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The Archaeology of Craft and Industry

In this expansive yet concise survey, Christopher Fennell discusses archaeological research from sites across the United States that once manufactured, harvested, or processed commodities, uncovering key insights into American history.