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The Archaeology of American Mining

“Outstanding. Focuses on the material aspects of mining’s past to understand the American experience in this economic culture.”—Donald L. Hardesty, author of Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State  “Artfully synthesizes the complexities of American mining heritage using archaeology’s broad, temporal scale to generate a baseline for documenting, interpreting, and sustainably […]

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Maya E Groups

“Leading archaeologists present the most recent evidence on a complex of architecture, iconography, and artifacts closely linked to the rise of the divine kingships of the an­cient Maya. An important volume for anyone interested in the rise of ancient states.” —Arthur Demarest, author of Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization   “E […]

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New Paperback Release: The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

“A fine piece of scholarship. . . . A solid introduction to the archaeology of the fur trade, as well as to the myriad archaeological issues associated with colonial interaction.”—American Antiquity   “Impressive and ambitious, covering centuries of time and much of the North American continent. . . . Admirably balances the enormous numbers of sites, […]

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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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