Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

This innovative collection of essays brings together archaeological research on French colonial sites from Maryland, South Carolina, the Gulf Coast and Lower Mississippi Valley, the Caribbean, and French Guiana to explore the nature of French colonization.

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Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Gwen Robbins Schug integrates the most recent paleoclimate reconstructions with an innovative analysis of skeletal remains from one of the last abandoned villages to provide a new interpretation of the archaeological record of this period.

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The Archaeology of Forts and Battlefields

This book discusses some of the most dynamic archaeological projects that have been conducted at many of the most exciting forts and battlefields throughout the United States.

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Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration brings together these new methods in one volume and addresses innovative approaches to migration research that emerge from the collective effort of scholars from different intellectual backgrounds. Its contributors present a comprehensive anthropological exploration of the many topics related to human migration throughout the world, ranging from theoretical treatments to specific case studies derived primarily from the Americas prior to European contact.

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The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Building on the notion that human remains provide a window into the past, especially regarding identity, the contributors to this volume reflect on intentional and ritualized practices of manipulating the human head within ancient societies. These essays explore the human head’s symbolic role in political, social, economic, and religious ritual over the centuries.

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The Migration of Peoples from the Caribbean to the Bahamas

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New Immigrants, New Land: A Study of Brazilians in Massachusetts

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Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape

Elizabeth Arkush demonstrates how a thorough archaeological investigation of hillfort towns reveals new ways to study the sociopolitical organization of pre-Columbian societies.

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The Archaeology of American Capitalism

Christopher Matthews offers a fresh look at the historic material culture and social meaning of capitalism in this wide-ranging and compelling study. 

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Island Shores, Distant Pasts: Archaeological and Biological Approaches to the Pre-Columbian Settlement of the Caribbean

This unique collection synthesizes our archaeological and biological knowledge about the pre-Columbian settlement of the Caribbean and highlights the various techniques we can use to analyze human migration and settlement patterns throughout history.