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  • Reclaiming Archaeologyby Alfredo González-Ruibal

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20 th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with perfunctorily as a mere provider of metaphors that other... more...

  • Archaeology: All That Mattersby John Manley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 5.99

    - When did archaeology begin? - Who were the first antiquarians in early modern Europe? - How did archaeology free human history from biblical creationism? - How did archaeology become a pseudo-scientific discipline? - Who built the first museum? Leading expert Dr John Manley starts by dealing with the processes and techniques used by archaeologists,... more...

  • Space-Time Perspectives on Early Colonial Moqueguaby Prudence M. Rice

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 56.00

    In this rich study of the construction and reconstruction of a colonized landscape, Prudence M. Rice takes an implicit political ecology approach in exploring encounters of colonization in Moquegua, a small valley of southern Peru. Building on theories of spatiality, spatialization, and place, she examines how politically mediated human interaction... more...

  • Prehistoric Cannibalism at Mancos 5MTUMR-2346by Tim D. White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 63.95

    Cannibalism is one of the oldest and most emotionally charged topics in anthropological literature. Tim White's analysis of human bones from an Anasazi pueblo in southwestern Colorado, site 5MTUMR-2346, reveals that nearly thirty men, women, and children were butchered and cooked there around A.D. 1100. Their bones were fractured for marrow, and the... more...

  • A Prehistory of South Americaby Jerry D. Moore

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 31.95

    A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. This accessible, clearly written text is designed to engage undergraduate and begining graduate studens in anthropology. For more than 12,000 years, South American... more...

  • Kukulkan's Realmby Marilyn Masson; Carlos Peraza Lope

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 68.00

    Kukulkan's Realm chronicles the fabric of socioeconomic relationships and religious practice that bound the Postclassic Maya city of Mayapán's urban residents together for nearly three centuries. Presenting results of ten years of household archaeology at the city, including field research and laboratory analysis, the book discusses the social,... more...

  • Obsidian Reflectionsby David M. Carballo; Marc N. Levine

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 52.00

    Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions?particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion, and belief systems. Exploring the materiality of this volcanic glass rather than only... more...

  • Tropical Archaeobotanyby Jon G. Hather

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010by Peter Aronsson; Gabriella Elgenius

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Europe?s national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers, domestic and foreign visitors alike. National Museums... more...

  • An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egyptby Kathryn A. Bard

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95

    This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized ... more...