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  • 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...

  • The Walking Larderby Juliet Clutton-Brock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This text looks... 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...

  • Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near Eastby Benjamin W. Porter; Alexis T. Boutin

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 24.99

    Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East is among the first comprehensive treatments to present the diverse ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations memorialized and honored their dead, using mortuary rituals, human skeletal remains, and embodied identities as a window into the memory work of past societies. In six case studies teams... more...

  • Bone, Antler, Ivory and Hornby Arthur MacGregor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period were, before this book, neglected as a serious area of study. This is a comprehensive account which reviews over fifty categories of artefact. The book starts with a consideration of the formation, morphology and mechanical properties of the materials and illuminates characteristics concerning... more...

  • Prehistoric Copper Mining in Europe: 5500-500 BCby William O'Brien

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 134.99

    This volume examines prehistoric copper mining in Europe, from the first use of the metal eight thousand years ago in the Balkans to its widespread adoption during the Bronze Age. The history of research is examined, as is the survival of this mining archaeology in different geological settings. There is information on the technological processes of... 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...

  • 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 Petén 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...