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  • Cooperation and Collective Actionby David M. Carballo

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 60.00

    "[Cooperation research] is one of the busiest and most exciting areas of transdisciplinary science right now, linking evolution, ecology and social science. . . this is the first major work or collection to address linkages between archaeology and cooperation research."?Michael E. Smith, Arizona State University Past archaeological literature on... 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...

  • Soils, Climate and Societyby John D. Wingard; Sue Eileen Hayes

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 55.00

    Much recent archaeological research focuses on social forces as the impetus for cultural change. Soils, Climate and Society, however, focuses on the complex relationship between human populations and the physical environment, particularly the land--the foundation of agricultural production and, by extension, of agricultural peoples. The volume... more...

  • Sacred Darknessby Holley Moyes

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 27.95

    Caves have been used in various ways across human society but despite the persistence within popular culture of the iconic caveman, deep caves were never used primarily as habitation sites for early humans. Rather, in both ancient and contemporary contexts, caves have served primarily as ritual spaces. In Sacred Darkness, contributors use archaeological... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Punic Mediterraneanby Josephine Crawley Quinn; Nicholas C. Vella

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 100.00

    A revisionist exploration of identities and interactions in the 'Punic World' of the western Mediterranean. more...

  • Paleopathology in Perspectiveby Elizabeth Weiss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    Elizabeth Weiss introduces readers to how lifestyle changes?in complex interaction with biology, genes, and environment?affect health in this distinctive tour of human osteology, past and present. more...

  • The Origin of Roman Londonby Lacey M. Wallace

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    Drawing on both published and archived archaeological evidence, this copiously illustrated book revolutionises our understanding of early Roman London. more...

  • Orderly Anarchyby Robert L. Bettinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    Orderly Anarchy delivers a provocative and innovative reexamination of sociopolitical evolution among Native American groups in California, a region known for its wealth of prehistoric languages, populations, and cultural adaptations. Scholars have tended to emphasize the development of social complexity and inequality to explain this diversity.... more...