Tag: New Books in Archaeology

Kathleen Hull and John Douglass, “Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California” (U Arizona Press, 2018)

Ryan Tripp , November 26th, 2018

Between 1769 and 1834, an influx of Spanish, Russian, and then American colonists streamed into Alta California seeking new opportunities. Their arrival brought the imposition of foreign beliefs,…

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James F. Brooks, “Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre” (W.W. Norton and Co., 2016)

Ryan Tripp , December 5th, 2017

James F. Brooks, UC Santa Barbara Professor of History and Anthropology and the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities,…

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Rebe Taylor, “Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search For Human Antiquity” (Melbourne UP, 2017)

Jason Schulman , April 30th, 2017

In her book, Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search For Human Antiquity (Melbourne University Press, 2017), Rebe Taylor, the Coral Thomas Fellow at the State Library of…

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Stephen Dupont, “Piksa Niugini” (Peabody Press/Radius Books, 2013)

Lorena Turner , October 18th, 2016

Piksa Niugini by Stephen Dupont, with forward by Robert Gardner and essay by Bob Connolly, is published by the Peabody Press and Radius Books, (2013). Volume 1: 144…

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Eric H. Cline, “1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed” (Princeton University Press, 2014)

Robert Broadway , October 7th, 2015

It quickly sold out in hardback, and then, within a matter of days, sold out in paperback. Available again as a 2nd edition hardback, and soon in the…

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Bruce A. Bradley, et al., “Clovis Technology” (International Monographs in Prehistory, 2010)

Robert Broadway , September 12th, 2015

13,000-years ago, the people of the first identifiable culture in North America were hunting mammoth and mastodon, bison, and anything else they could launch their darts and spears…

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Douglas B. Bamforth et al., “The Allen Site: A Paleoindian Camp in Southwestern Nebraska” (U of New Mexico Press, 2015)

Robert Broadway , August 25th, 2015

The book discussed in this interview is Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality (Basic Books, 2013) by Edward Frenkel of the University of California at Berkeley.  It’s a toss-up which is…

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Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin Lewis, “The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics” (Cambridge UP, 2015)

George Walkden , July 21st, 2015

Who were the Indo-Europeans? Were they all-conquering heroes? Aggressive patriarchal Kurgan horsemen, sweeping aside the peaceful civilizations of Old Europe? Weed-smoking drug dealers rolling across … Visit New…

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J. Laurence Hare, “Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums, and the German-Danish Borderlands” (U of Toronto Press, 2015)

Monica Black , June 28th, 2015

A recent book review I read began with the line “borderlands are back.” It’s certainly true that more and more historians have used borderland regions as the stage…

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