Anthropology

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.

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.

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.

Maya Medicine

Traditional Healing in Yucatán
By Marianna Appel Kunow

The entire process of traditional healing is examined in a small town in the Yucatán Peninsula near the ruins of Chichén Itzá, including the use of medicinal plants, massage, and ritual.

Re-creating the Circle

The Renewal of American Indian Self-Determination
By Deborah HuntGregory CajeteBenjamin BroomePhyllis GagnierJonodev Chaudhuri
Edited by LaDonna HarrisStephen SachsBarbara Morris

A collaboration between Native activists, professionals, and scholars, Re-Creating the Circle brings a new perspective to the American Indian struggle for self-determination.

Dangerous Liaisons

Anthropologists and the National Security State
Edited by Laura A. McNamaraRobert A. Rubinstein

Dangerous Liaisons is a book about intersections. It is a product of two year’s worth of discussion among a group of ethnographers from four different countries studying war, violence, the military, and the state.

Subjects: Anthropology

Otavalan Women, Ethnicity, and Globalization

By Linda D'Amico

Gender is at the center of D'Amico's analysis as she looks beyond the overlapping lives of Elsie Clews Parsons and Rosa Lema, both innovators and adept at crossing cultural boundaries, to explore the interrelationship between gender, ethnicity, and globalization.

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