Archaeology

Indigenous Persistence in the Colonized Americas

Material and Documentary Perspectives on Entanglement
Edited by Heather Law PezzarossiRussell N. Sheptak

This scholarly collection explores the method and theory of the archaeological study of indigenous persistence and long-term colonial entanglement.

Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America

Studies of Production and Exchange through Compositional Analysis
Edited by Michael D. GlascockHector NeffKevin J. Vaughn

This cohesive edited volume showcases data collected from more than seven thousand ceramic artifacts including pottery, figurines, clay pipes, and other objects from sites across South America.

Technology and Tradition in Mesoamerica after the Spanish Invasion

Archaeological Perspectives
Edited by Rani T. Alexander

This impressive collection features the work of archaeologists who systematically explore the material and social consequences of new technological systems introduced after the sixteenth-century Spanish invasion in Mesoamerica.

Powerful Places in the Ancient Andes

Edited by Justin JenningsEdward R. Swenson

This book argues that a careful consideration of Andean conceptions of powerful places is critical not only to understanding Andean political and religious history but to rethinking sociological theories on landscapes more generally.

Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

Edited by Paul F. ReedGary M. Brown

The contributors to this book attribute the development of Salmon and Aztec to migration and colonization by people from Chaco Canyon and that the Middle San Juan can be seen as one of the ancient Puebloan heartlands that made important contributions to contemporary Puebloan society.

Subjects: Archaeology

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.

Puebloan Societies

Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space
Edited by Peter M. Whiteley

Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here.

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.

Spooky Archaeology

Myth and the Science of the Past
By Jeb J. Card

By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters.

Subjects: Archaeology

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.

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