Archaeology and anthropology

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At Home with the Aztecs

An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life

Michael E. Smith

"At Home with the Aztecs" provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an…

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Bioarchaeology of Ethnogenesis in the Colonial Southeast

Christopher Stojanowski

The story of Spanish explorers, the missions that followed, English slave raids, and Creek and Seminole political machinations has previously been told through the lens of history and…

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Connected Communities

Networks, Identity, and Social Change in the Ancient Cibola World

Matthew A. Peeples

The Cibola region on the Arizona-New Mexico border has fascinated archaeologists for more than a century. The region’s core is recognized as the ancestral homeland of the contemporary…

Fat Planet

Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital

Edited by Eileen P. Anderson-Fye and Alexandra Brewis Slade

The average size of human bodies all over the world has been steadily rising over recent decades. The total count of people clinically labeled “obese” is now at least three times what it…

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Japanese American Ethnicity

In Search of Heritage and Homeland Across Generations

Takeyuki Tsuda

As one of the oldest groups of Asian Americans in the United States, most Japanese Americans are culturally assimilated and well-integrated in mainstream American society. However, they…

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Migration and Disruptions

Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Edited by Takeyuki Tsuda and Brenda J. Baker

Migration has always been a fundamental human activity, yet little collaboration exists between scientists and social scientists examining how it has shaped past and contemporary…

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New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management

Edited by Francis P. McManamon

"New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management" describes the historic developments, current challenges and future opportunities presented by contemporary Cultural Resource Management…

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Principles of Archaeology

(Second Edition)

T. Douglas Price and Kelly J. Knudson

Methods can be difficult to teach in the classroom, with many instructors struggling to devise practical ways to help students understand how archaeologists work. "Principles of…

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Slow Anthropology

Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien

Hjorleifur Jonsson

"Slow Anthropology" considers the history of the Iu Mien, an upland Laotian minority caught in the disruptions of the Vietnam-American war. This study challenges the prevailing academic…

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The Politics of Production and the Strategies of Everyday Life

Edited by Kristin De Lucia and Christopher T. Morehart

The concept of surplus captures the politics of production and also conveys the active material means by which people develop the strategies to navigate everyday life. "Surplus: The…