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  • 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...

  • Frozen in Timeby John Geiger; Owen Beattie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The Franklin expedition was not alone in suffering early and unexplained deaths. Indeed, both Back (1837) and Ross (1849) suffered early onset of unaccountable "debility" aboard ship and Ross suffered greater fatalities during his single winter in the Arctic than did Franklin during his first. Both expeditions were forced to retreat because... more...

  • 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...