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  • Animals and Inequality in the Ancient Worldby Benjamin S. Arbuckle; Sue Ann McCarty

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 56.00

    Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World explores the current trends in the social archaeology of human-animal relationships, focusing on the ways in which animals are used to structure, create, support, and even deconstruct social inequalities. The authors provide a global range of case studies from both New and Old World archaeology?a royal... more...

  • Tikalby David L. Lentz; Nicholas P. Dunning; Vernon L. Scarborough

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    The primary question addressed in this book focuses on how the ancient Maya in the northern PetÚn Basin sustained large populations during the Late Classic period. more...

  • Archaeology of Wak'asby Tamara L. Bray

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 56.00

    In this edited volume, Andean wak'as?idols, statues, sacred places, images, and oratories?play a central role in understanding Andean social philosophies, cosmologies, materialities, temporalities, and constructions of personhood. Top Andean scholars from a variety of disciplines cross regional, theoretical, and material boundaries in their chapters,... more...

  • Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotanyby John M. Marston; Jade d'Alpoim Guedes; Christina Warinner

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 27.95

    Paleoethnobotany, the study of archaeological plant remains, is poised at the intersection of the study of the past and concerns of the present, including agricultural decision making, biodiversity, and global environmental change, and has much to offer to archaeology, anthropology, and the interdisciplinary study of human relationships with the... more...

  • Neolithic Scotland: Timber, Stone, Earth and Fireby Gordon Noble

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 159.99

    This is an account of the Neolithic period in Scotland from its earliest traces around 4000 BC to the transformation of Neolithic society in the Early Bronze Age fifteen hundred years later. Gordon Noble inteprets Scottish material in the context of debates and issues in European archaeology, comparing sites and practices identified in Scotland to... more...

  • Material Relationsby Julia A. Hendon; Rosemary A. Joyce; Jeanne Lopiparo

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 56.00

    Focusing on marriage figurines?double human figurines that represent relations formed through social alliances?Hendon, Joyce, and Lopiparo examine the material relations created in Honduras between AD 500 and 1000, a period of time when a network of social houses linked settlements of a variety of sizes in the region. The authors analyze these small,... more...

  • The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Contextby Gyles Iannone

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 60.00

    In The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Context , contributors reject the popularized link between societal collapse and drought in Maya civilization, arguing that a series of periodic ?collapses,? including the infamous Terminal Classic collapse (AD 750?1050), were not caused solely by climate change?related droughts but by a combination of other... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...