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.
Russell K. Skowronek, M. James Blackman, and Ronald L. Bishop
Pub Date: 9/9/2014
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.
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.
Edited by Jennifer L. Thompson, Marta P. Alfonso-Durruty, and John J. Crandall
Pub Date: 5/20/2014
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.