Titles by Subject

Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica

Archaeology as Historical Anthropology
Edited by Rani T. AlexanderSusan Kepecs

This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.

Social Skins of the Head

Body Beliefs and Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes
Edited by Vera TieslerMaría Cecilia Lozada

The meanings of ritualized head treatments among ancient Mesoamerican and Andean peoples is the subject of this book, the first overarching coverage of an important subject.

Island, River, and Field

Landscape Archaeology in the Llanos de Mojos
By John H. Walker

John H. Walker’s innovative study of the Bolivian Amazon examines the agricultural landscape and analyzes the earthworks from an archaeological perspective.

The Catherwood Project

Incidents of Visual Reconstructions and Other Matters
By Jesse Lerner
Photographs by Leandro Katz

The work of Argentine photographer Leandro Katz is presented here in dialogue with the nineteenth-century artist Frederick Catherwood, whose images of Maya ruins have fascinated viewers for more than a century.

Constructing Power and Place in Mesoamerica

Pre-Hispanic Paintings from Three Regions
Edited by Merideth PaxtonLeticia Staines Cicero

Identities of power and place, as expressed in paintings from the periods before and after the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica, are the subject of this book of case studies from Central Mexico, Oaxaca, and the Maya area.

The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos

Change and Stability
Edited by Ann F. RamenofskyKari L. Schleher

This volume provides the definitive record of a decade of archaeological investigations at San Marcos, ancestral home to Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) and Cochiti descendants.

The Pursuit of Ruins

Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
By Christina Bueno

The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.

Killing Civilization

A Reassessment of Early Urbanism and Its Consequences
By Justin Jennings

Killing Civilization uses case studies from across the modern and ancient world to develop a new model of incipient urbanism and its consequences.

First Coastal Californians

Edited by Lynn H. Gamble

This book chronicles how indigenous peoples of the past survived and thrived in the shifting environment of coastal California.

Subjects: ArchaeologySAA21

Things in Motion

Object Itineraries in Anthropological Practice
Edited by Rosemary A. JoyceSusan D. Gillespie

Complementing the concept of object biography, the contributors to this volume use the complex construct of “itineraries” to trace the places in which objects come to rest or are active, the routes through which things circulate, and the means by which they are moved.

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