Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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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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Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

This volume address important questions about the ancient societies of the Middle Ohio Valley by examining the cultural and social nature of the Ohio Hopewell monumental earthworks.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Dead Man's Chest: Exploring the Archaeology of Piracy

This book presents a variety of approaches to better understanding piracy through archaeological investigations, landscape studies, material culture analyses, and documentary and cartographic evidence.

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Citizen Science in Maritime Archaeology: The Power of Public Engagement

This volume addresses the ways maritime archaeologists have engaged citizen scientists, presenting examples of projects and organizations that have involved volunteers in the important work of gathering and processing data.

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Living Ceramics, Storied Ground: A History of African American Archaeology

Exploring the archaeological study of enslavement and emancipation in the United States, this book discusses significant findings, the attitudes and approaches of past researchers, and the development of the field.