Browse by Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology

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Earth Architecture: From Ancient to Modern

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The Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosis: A Global View on a Reemerging Disease

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Florida's People During the Last Ice Age

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Revenge in the Cultures of Lowland South America

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Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification

Confirming earlier conclusions that human health declined after the adoption of farming and the rise of civilization, this book greatly enlarges the geographical range of paleopathological studies by including new work from both established and up-and-coming scholars.

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Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil

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The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America

Orser shows how historical archaeology can contribute to the study of race through the conscious examination of material culture. He argues that race has not always been defined by skin color; through time, its meaning has changed.

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Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World

Christopher Fennell offers a fresh perspective on ways that the earliest enslaved Africans preserved vital aspects of their traditions and identities in the New World. He also explores similar developments among European immigrants and the interactions of both groups with Native Americans.

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The Archaeology of Institutional Confinement

Casella exposes the diversity of power relations that structure many of America's confinement institutions. She weaves together themes of punishment, involuntary labor, personal dignity, and social identity.

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Chinese Junks on the Pacific: Views from a Different Deck

Offering more than just history, Chinese Junks on the Pacific focuses on ten ships, such as the Whang Ho, Ning Po, and Amoy, that sailed to the United States in the early twentieth century.