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  • Ancient Zapotec Religionby Michael Lind

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 55.00

    Ancient Zapotec Religion is the first comprehensive study of Zapotec religion as it existed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on the eve of the Spanish Conquest. Author Michael Lind brings a new perspective, focusing not on underlying theological principles but on the material and spatial expressions of religious practice. Using sixteenth-... more...

  • Bridging the Gapsby Danny Zborover; Peter Kroefges

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 60.00

    Bridging the Gaps: Integrating Archaeology and History in Oaxaca, Mexico does just that: it bridges the gap between archaeology and history of the Precolumbian, Colonial, and Republican eras of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, a cultural area encompassing several of the longest-enduring literate societies in the world. Fourteen case studies from an... more...

  • Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamericaby Anne S. Dowd; Susan Milbrath

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 65.00

    Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica is an interdisciplinary tour de force that establishes the critical role astronomy played in the religious and civic lives of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica. Providing extraordinary examples of how Precolumbian peoples merged ideas about the cosmos with those concerning... more...

  • Subjects and Narrative in Archaeologyby Ruth M. Van Dyke; Reinhard Bernbeck

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 18.95

    Seeking to move beyond the customary limits of archaeological prose and representation, Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology presents archaeology in a variety of nontraditional formats. The volume demonstrates that visual art, creative nonfiction, archaeological fiction, video, drama, and other artistic pursuits have much to offer archaeological... more...

  • Materiality, Techniques and Society in Pottery Productionby Daniel Albero Santacreu

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Daniel Albero Santacreu presents a wide overview of certain aspects of the pottery analysis that can be obtained through archaeometric approaches along with the theoretical concepts and a deep contextual analysis. The book provides an adequate framework for understanding the way pottery production is organised and clarifies the meaning... more...

  • Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societiesby Lynne Kelly

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book explores the role of formal knowledge systems in small-scale oral cultures in both historic and archaeological contexts. more...

  • Theory in Africa, Africa in Theoryby Stephanie Wynne-Jones; Jeffrey Fleisher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95

    Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory explores the place of Africa in archaeological theory, and the place of theory in African archaeology. The centrality of Africa to global archaeological thinking is highlighted, with a particular focus on materiality and agency in contemporary interpretation. As a means to explore the nature of theory itself, the... more...

  • Skyscapesby Fabio Silva; Nicholas Campion

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 40.00

    Eleven papers extend discussion of the role and importance of the landscape and the wider environment to past societies, and to the understanding and interpretation of their material remains, into consideration of the significance of the celestial environment: the skyscape. The role of the sky for past societies has been relegated to the fringes of... more...

  • Kukulkan's Realmby Marilyn Masson; Carlos Peraza Lope

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • Slavery behind the Wallby Theresa A. Singleton

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Cuba had the largest slave society of the Spanish colonial empire and thus the most plantations. The lack of archaeological data for interpreting these sites is a glaring void in slavery and plantation studies. Theresa Singleton helps to fill this gap with the presentation of the first archaeological investigation of a Cuban plantation written by... more...