71st Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference

Last weekend, UPF director Meredith Babb and editor-at-large Judith Knight traveled up to Greenville, South Carolina for the 2014 meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC). This year’s meeting had record-breaking attendance—and we took record numbers of UPF books with us to display! Between panel sessions and meetings with scholars, we were very busy selling books at our booth. Many UPF authors stopped by our tables to visit. Check out some photos from the conference!

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UPF editor-at-large Judith Knight talks to attendees about our Ripley P. Bullen Series.

Sponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Ripley P. Bullen Series is devoted to archaeological and historical study of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

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Vernon James Knight, series editor for the Ripley B. Bullen Series

An entire afternoon session, From Mound Ritual to Iconography to Spanish Conquistadors, was dedicated to Vernon James Knight. “Through the course of his career Vernon J. Knight, Jr. has had a major impact on Southeastern archaeology,” says SEAC. At this special session, papers were presented “to celebrate his retirement after 25 years as a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama” and to “demonstrate how his teaching and mentoring have influenced the current archaeological research of his former graduate and undergraduate students.” Says UPF director Meredith Babb, “A star is born and in a great shirt!”

The latest title in the Bullen Series is Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast, edited and translated by John E. Worth. We published this title on September 23.

Meet some of our archaeologist authors who stopped by to say hello:

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Neill Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida, a title in the Bullen Series.

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Tanya Peres, editor of Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology, a title in the Bullen Series. This book was a best-seller at the meeting!

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Keith Ashley, coeditor of Late Prehistoric Florida, a title in the Bullen Series.

Below, check out some other books in archaeology that we’ve published this past year. While SEAC focuses on southeastern archaeology, you’ll see that we also publish books in Mesoamerican archaeology, bioarchaeology, and historical archaeology:

A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

by Daniel O. Sayers

November

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The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers

by Sherene Baugher and Richard F. Veit

August

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The Archaeology of American Cities

by Nan A. Rothschild and Diana diZerega Wall

August

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Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California: Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain

by Russell K. Skowronek, M. James Blackman, and Ronald L. Bishop

July

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Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity

Edited by Jennifer L. Thompson, Marta P. Alfonso-Durruty, and John J. Crandall

May

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From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Edited by Clarence R. Geier, Douglas D. Scott, and Lawrence E. Babits

April

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Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology

Edited by Basil A. Reid and R. Grant Gilmore III

March

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Released this year in paperback:

Ancient Maya Political Dynamics

by Antonia E. Foias

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Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

by Ian Farrington

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The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Edited by Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

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Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

by José Luis de Rojas

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Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Edited by Cynthia Robin

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The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Edited by Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, and Ventura R. Pérez

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We’re extending special conference discounts on these and other archaeology titles through December 12. Shop online at www.upf.com and enter discount code SEAC14 at checkout!

Will you be at SEAC next year? We hope to see you in Nashville!

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