Archaeology

Obsidian and Ancient Manufactured Glasses

Edited by Ioannis LiritzisChristopher M. Stevenson

This edited volume offers archaeologists and archaeometrists the latest technical information, the fundamentals of provenance studies, instrumentation used in these investigations, and strategies for the dating and interpretation of archaeological materials in glass studies.

Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death

Contemporary Approaches to Bioarchaeology
Edited by Aubrey BaadsgaardAlexis T. BoutinJane E. Buikstra

Taking cues from current theoretical perspectives and capitalizing on the strengths of new and sophisticated methods of analysis, Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death showcases the vibrancy of bioarchaeological research and its potential for bringing “new life” to the field of mortuary archaeology and the study of human remains.

Anthropological Perspectives on Technology

Edited by Michael Brian Schiffer

This work provides recognition that anthropology and archaeology offer diverse perspectives for studying technology in virtually all human societies—from prehistoric painting to the industrial age.

Roads to the Past

Highway Map and Guide to New Mexico Archaeology
By Eric BlinmanDick Huelster

The text, photographs, graphics, and map that appear here, created with the assistance of New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies, provide the curious reader and the interested explorer alike with insight into the fascinating history and archaeology of New Mexico.

Enduring Conquests

Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas
Edited by Matthew LiebmannMelissa S. Murphy

Enduring Conquests presents new interpretations of Native American experiences under Spanish colonialism and challenges the reader to reexamine long-standing assumptions about the Spanish conquests of the Americas.

The Maya World of Communicating Objects

Quadripartite Crosses, Trees, and Stones
By Miguel Angel Astor-Aguilera

Astor-Aguilera argues that the western concept of religion and religious objects is not the framework for understanding Mayan cosmology or practice.

Pueblo Peoples on the Pajarito Plateau

Archaeology and Efficiency
By David E. Stuart

Stuart demonstrates how the descendants of the Chaco survivors who relocated to Bandlier and the Pajarito Plateau rebalanced their society to be more efficient and practical in order to survive.

Iberia Before the Iberians

The Stone Age Prehistory of Cantabrian Spain
By Lawrence Guy Straus

Iberia before the Iberians is the first book since 1924 (in any language) to present a complete synthesis of Cantabrian prehistory.

The Myths of the Opossum

Pathways of Mesoamerican Mythology
By Alfredo Austin
Translated by Bernard Ortiz de Montellano

First published in 1990 under the title Los mitos del tlacuache, this is the first major theoretical study of Mesoamerican mythology by one of the foremost scholars of Aztec ideology.

The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya

Cycles and Steps from the Madrid Codex
By Merideth Paxton

The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya traces the implications of a previously unrecognized image of the solar year in the Madrid Codex to find new meanings in the Dresden Codex and the Maya calendar system and a regional settlement organization in Yucatan.

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