A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

“Brings together studies from diverse time periods and geographic regions to deliver a comprehensive biocultural treatment of dental modification. The volume amply documents the diversity of ways humans modify their teeth and the variety of reasons they may do so.”—Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, author of What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution Tooth modification is the longest-lasting type … Continue reading A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

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Reading the Bones

“This is the first volume to take such a comprehensive approach to this timely subject. It will make a wonderful reference book for those working on reconstructing past lifeways.”—Marie E. Danforth, University of Southern Mississippi “Provides key information on the underlying biology of activity patterns and abundant perspectives on the relevant literature. Reading the Bones will … Continue reading Reading the Bones

MacArthur “Genius” Grant Awarded to UPF Author

The University Press of Florida is proud to have Jason De León, contributor to Migration and Disruptions, among the 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grant winners. De León is an anthropologist at the University of Michigan studying undocumented migrants coming to the United States from Latin America. “We see this grant as a way to facilitate the work … Continue reading MacArthur “Genius” Grant Awarded to UPF Author

Available Again: Harney Flats

"Represents another stepping stone toward our understanding of life in the Southeast 10,000-11,000 years ago."—Southeastern Archaeology "The Paleoindian component at Harney Flats is a benchmark in early [human] studies in Florida and the Southeast."—North American Archaeologist "A work which must be recognized as a definitive study of Paleoindians in Florida and which will serve as … Continue reading Available Again: Harney Flats

Life and Death on the Nile

“A gem. Armelagos and Van Gerven’s research on the skeletal biology of one region of the Nile Valley offers an engaging history of science as told through physical anthropology.”—Alan C. Swedlund, coeditor of Plagues and Epidemics: Infected Spaces Past and Present “Captures the essence of the biocultural approach to anthropology and Nubian life in the … Continue reading Life and Death on the Nile

When Science Sheds Light on History

“Well written and hard to put down. For anyone with an interest in forensic science, this book is a must-read.”—Nigel McCrery, author of Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science   “This compilation is a fascinating read for the nonspecialist and will further serve as an inspirational set of recommended readings … Continue reading When Science Sheds Light on History

Zombies

“A compelling account of the zombi as an anthropological reality and evocative symbol of a state of dispossession, desperation, and death.”—Roger Luckhurst, author of Zombies: A Cultural History “An adventurer’s anthropological quest offering a novel description of the contemporary zombie.”—Sarah J. Lauro, author of The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death   “Displays an empathy for … Continue reading Zombies