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

Book Cover

Ancient Foodways: Integrative Approaches to Understanding Subsistence and Society

Through various case studies, this volume illustrates how archaeologists can use bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, architecture, and other evidence to interpret past foodways and reconstruct past social worlds.

Book Cover

Archaeology on the Threshold: Studies in the Processes of Change

Incorporating data from across six continents and tracing the human experience from the Late Pleistocene to the present, this volume examines  transitional periods of cultural and environmental change through the lenses of archaeology and ethnography.

Book Cover

Digging Miami

In this book, Robert Carr traces the rich 11,000-year human heritage of the Miami area from the time of its first inhabitants through the arrival of European settlers and up to the early twentieth century.

Book Cover

Isotope Research in Zooarchaeology: Methods, Applications, and Advances

Through case studies of faunal remains from Roman Britain, prehistoric Southeast Asia, ancient African pastoral cultures, and beyond, this volume illustrates some of the ways stable isotope analysis of ancient animals can address key questions in human prehistory.

Book Cover

Baseball and Cultural Heritage

This is the first volume to explore the understudied side of baseball—how its heritage is understood, interpreted, commodified, and performed for various purposes today, ultimately showing how the performance of baseball heritage can reflect the culture and heritage of a nation.

Book Cover

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.

Book Cover

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.

Book Cover

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.

Book Cover

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.

Book Cover

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.