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Modes of Production and Archaeology

“For more than a century, scholars have critiqued, misinterpreted, and bickered about Marx’s concept of mode of production. Modes of Production and Archaeology cuts through the dense and thorny intellectual thicket that grew up from these debates. The book presents an easily understood discussion of Marx’s concepts and demonstrates how archaeologists can analyze modes of […]

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Fit for War

“Fitts combines archaeology and ethnohistory to explore Catawba strategies for retaining sovereignty and power in the colonial era. A model of interdisciplinary methodology, this book offers new insights into coalescence, colonialism, and Indigenous persistence.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “Recovers from obscurity the decisive role […]

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The Country Where My Heart Is

“Much needed. Fills an existing gap in the historical period with a wide range of examples from all over the world.”—Margarita Díaz-Andreu, author of A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past “Provides new, nuanced perspectives that will inspire studies in the materiality of identity creation and transformation in the past and […]

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2017 Florida Anthropological Society Meeting

UPF recently traveled to Jacksonville, FL to attend the 2017 Florida Anthropological Society meeting! We had a wonderful time exhibiting our books in anthropology and archaeology and had the chance to mingle with scholars in the field. Several of our authors attended the meeting, including Jerald Milanich, coeditor of Archaeology of the Everglades, Neill Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida, […]

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Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

“This book has essentially created a new field of study with a surprising range of insights on the ethnicity, class, gender, and foodways of French speakers of European and African descent adapting to life under British, Spanish, or American political regimes.”—Gregory A. Waselkov, author of A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of […]

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2017 American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting

Recently, UPF attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, LA! We had a fantastic time displaying our anthropology, archaeology, and bioarchaeology titles, as well as mingling with experts in the field. We saw several of our authors at the conference! Amanda R. Harvey and Haagen D. Klaus, coeditors of Bones of Complexity: Bioarchaeological […]

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Bones of Complexity

“Provides data and information that can be used for comparative analysis and as a foundation for further exploration. Inviting research from various geographic, cultural, and temporal locales from around the globe, the editors present a complex snapshot of the past.”—Anne L. Grauer, editor of A Companion to Paleopathology “This cohesive collection of empirically based studies […]

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Society for American Archaeology 2017 Sale!

Visit our Society for American Archaeology virtual booth to browse new and bestselling books in archaeology. Use code SAA17 at checkout to receive discounts up to 60% and free shipping on orders over $50. The special conference discount is good through May 19th! In early April we visited Vancouver, British Columbia, for the Society for American Archaeology 2017 […]

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Why We Need to Preserve the Archaeological Sites on the Moon

Written by Beth Laura O’Leary, coauthor of The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites   “Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars.” —“Fly Me to the Moon” (1954) Lyrics and music by Bart Howard   The moon is one of humanity’s oldest fascinations. It plays a part in all cultures […]

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Multiethnicity and Migration at Teopancazco

“Illuminates a multiethnic neighborhood within one of the world’s greatest urban developments of ancient times. Presents some of the most sophisticated new scientific techniques that are allowing scholars to see the details of life in the ancient world in a vivid dimension that has not before been possible.”—Cynthia Robin, author of Everyday Life Matters: Maya […]

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