Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

This collection of essays looks at both new sites and well-known areas to explore race, resistance, and white supremacy in the region.

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The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco, Revised Edition

In this interdisciplinary study, Barbara Voss examines religious, environmental, cultural, and political differences at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, to reveal the development of social identities within the colony.

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Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley–Great Lakes

This comprehensive examination of sites in the Ohio Valley, going as far north as Ontario, integrates structural engineering and wood science technology into the toolkit of archaeologists. 

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Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Arcangeli's innovative interpretation of the material record will challenge the ways archaeologists analyze ceramics.

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Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare

Presents a rich and contextualized study of the inextricably entangled lives of the enslaved, free blacks, and white landowners.

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A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

Daniel Sayers exposes and unravels the complex social and economic systems developed by defiant communities that thrived on the periphery.

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Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California: Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, much of what is now the western United States was known as Alta California, a distant corner of New Spain. The presidios, missions, and pueblos of the region have yielded a rich trove of ceramics materials, though they have been sparsely analyzed in the literature. Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California examines those materials to reinterpret the economic position of Alta California in the Spanish Colonial Empire.

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The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers

From the practices of historic period Native American groups to elite mausoleums, and from almshouse mass graves to the rise in popularity of green burials today, The Archaeology of Cemeteries and Gravemarkers provides an overview of the many facets of this fascinating topic.

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The Archaeology of American Cities

The Archaeology of American Cities utilizes the material culture of the past to highlight recurring themes that reflect distinctive characteristics of urban life in the United States.

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Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity

Bioarchaeological studies of children have, until recently, centered on population data- driven topics like mortality rates and growth and morbidity patterns. This volume examines emerging issues in childhood studies, looking at historic and prehistoric contexts and framing questions about the nature and quality of children’s lives.