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Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Brett A. Houk

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Within a challenging tropical environment, a remarkable urban tradition developed and flourished as an element of ancient Maya culture. This book is about the cities of the eastern lowlands, a small ... More

Beyond the Nasca LinesAncient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Christina A. Conlee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062020
eISBN:
9780813051857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062020.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Beyond the Nasca Lines examines the origin, rise, fall, and reformation of complex societies through investigations conducted at the archaeological site of La Tiza in the desert of Nasca, Peru. La ... More

Bioarchaeology and BehaviorThe People of the Ancient Near East

Bioarchaeology and Behavior: The People of the Ancient Near East

Megan A. Perry (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042299
eISBN:
9780813043449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042299.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The volume presents a broad array of bioarchaeological techniques that can illuminate the lives of individuals in the eastern Mediterranean and Near East and the promise of bioarchaeological research ... More

Bioarchaeology and Climate ChangeA View from South Asian Prehistory

Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Gwen Robbins Schug

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

During the second millennium B.C. hundreds of villages were founded in peninsular India. The people of the Deccan Chalcolithic period relied on farming drought-resistant barley and wheat. They raised ... More

Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Kelly J. Knudson and Christopher M. Stojanowski (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036786
eISBN:
9780813041865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036786.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book represents an important shift in the interpretation of skeletal remains in the Americas. Until recently, bioarchaeology has focused on interpreting and analyzing populations. The chapters ... More

Bioarchaeology of East AsiaMovement, Contact, Health

Bioarchaeology of East Asia: Movement, Contact, Health

Kate Pechenkina and Marc Oxenham (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044279
eISBN:
9780813046266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044279.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Examined through the lens of human remains, the overarching theme of this volume is human interaction and its consequences for the human condition across the vast expanse of East Asia during the ... More

The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book is a compilation of osteobiographies: life histories of individuals whose remains were recovered from archaeological sites all over the world. The essays include contributions by some forty ... More

The Bioarchaeology of the Human HeadDecapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Michelle Bonogofsky (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Featuring a wealth of case studies on human skulls recovered from ethnographic and archaeological contexts around the world, this book focuses on the question of whose skulls and heads were collected ... More

The Bioarchaeology of Violence

The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Debra L. Martin and Ryan P. Harrod (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041506
eISBN:
9780813043876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041506.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Bioarchaeology provides a body of theory, method, and data to investigate the origins and evolution of social violence in human groups going back in time for thousands of years. Case studies from ... More

Building the PastPrehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes

Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes

Brian G. Redmond and Robert A. Genheimer (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060408
eISBN:
9780813050645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060408.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The study of ancient architecture and the built environment has much to tell us about the social makeup and culture of the designers, builders, and users of these constructions. This volume presents ... More

CahokiaA World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

A. Martin Byers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Cahokia is located in the northern expanse of the American Bottom, the largest of the Mississippian flood plains, and opposite St. Louis, Missouri. This book overturns the current political ... More

The Ch′orti′ Maya AreaPast and Present

The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Brent Metz, Cameron L. McNeil, and Kerry M. Hull (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Ch'orti' area — located in present-day Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — was once the southernmost region of the ancient Maya world. Though thousands of years of tumultuous change have ... More

ChanAn Ancient Maya Farming Community

Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Cynthia Robin (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039831
eISBN:
9780813043753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039831.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book examines the 2000-year history (ca. 800 B.C. - A.D. 1200) of the ancient Maya farming community of Chan in Belize. The farming community of Chan flourished for two millennia while the ... More

Chocolate in MesoamericaA Cultural History of Cacao

Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Cameron McNeil (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

New models of research and analysis, as well as breakthroughs in deciphering Mesoamerican writing, have recently produced a watershed of information on the regional use and the importance of cacao, ... More

Constructing HistoriesArchaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Asa R. Randall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061016
eISBN:
9780813051284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061016.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the popular imagination, the St. Johns River valley in northeast Florida is one of the last “natural” landscapes. This image relies on unawareness of the extent of landscape modification ... More

Digging Miami

Digging Miami

Robert S. Carr

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042060
eISBN:
9780813043463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042060.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Digging Miami is the first book to provide a synthesis of the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Miami-Dade County. The book presents new information gleaned from thirty years of often exciting ... More

Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Alice P. Wright and Edward R. Henry (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This volume highlights the variety of ways that Southeastern peoples utilized, transformed, and experienced the landscapes in which they lived from ca. 1000 BC to AD 800. In doing so, the volume ... More

Early New World Monumentality

Early New World Monumentality

Richard Burger and Robert Rosenswig (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In studies of ancient civilizations, the focus is often on the temples, palaces, and buildings created and then left behind, both because they survive and because of the awe they still inspire today. ... More

Everyday Life MattersMaya Farmers at Chan

Everyday Life Matters: Maya Farmers at Chan

Cynthia Robin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044996
eISBN:
9780813046730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044996.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book is about everyday life and why it matters. Both today and in the past, the things people do in their daily lives are not as mundane as they first appear. They can be quite extraordinary and ... More

Frontier Life in Ancient PeruThe Archaeology of Cerro la Cruz

Frontier Life in Ancient Peru: The Archaeology of Cerro la Cruz

Melissa A. Vogel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037967
eISBN:
9780813042176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037967.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book offers a new perspective on ancient Peruvian life and geopolitics during the pivotal period of Andean cultural transformation between ad 900 and ad 1300. Focusing on the frontier site of ... More

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