Anthropology

The Road to Ruins

By Ian Graham

Graham eloquently describes his well-lived life as a traveler, photographer, and Mayanist.

The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver

Gender, Sexuality, and Money on the Miskito Coast
By Laura Hobson Herlihy

Interspersed with short stories, songs, and incantations, The Mermaid and the Lobster Diver demonstrates the archetypes of femininity and masculinity within Miskitu society, highlighting the power associated with women's sexuality-as manifested in both goddess and human form-and the vulnerable position of men.

Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World

Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru
By Hillary S. Webb

Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "œcomplementary opposites."

Nature, Science, and Religion

Intersections Shaping Society and the Environment
Edited by Catherine M. Tucker

This book is about the complicated and provocative ways nature, science, and religion intersect in real settings where people attempt to live in harmony with the physical environment. The contributors explore how scientific knowledge and spiritual beliefs are engaged to shape natural resource management, environmental activism, and political processes.

Children of Time

Evolution and the Human Story
By Anne H. Weaver
Illustrations by Matt Celeskey

Children of Time brings the evolution of human behavior to life through Anne Weaver's scientifically-informed imagination.

Documents of the Coronado Expedition, 1539-1542

"They Were Not Familiar with His Majesty, nor Did They Wish to Be His Subjects"
Edited by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint
Translated by Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

This volume is the first annotated, dual-language edition of thirty-four original documents from the Coronado expedition.

El Mirón Cave, Cantabrian Spain

The Site and Its Holocene Archaeological Record
Edited by Lawrence Guy StrausManuel R. Gonzáles Morales

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians will be drawn to this study of El Mirón Cave and its extensive findings, dated by some seventy-five radiocarbon assays.

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.

The Shape of Script

How and Why Writing Systems Change
Edited by Stephen D. Houston

This book builds on earlier projects about the origins and extinctions of script traditions throughout the world in an effort to address the fundamental questions of how and why writing systems change. The contributors—who study ancient scripts from Arabic to Roman, from Bronze Age China to Middle Kingdom Egypt—utilize an approach that views writing less as a technology than as a mode of communication, one that is socially learned and culturally transmitted.

Madre

Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun
By Liza Bakewell

Bakewell's study is part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation into a culture and its language.

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