North American Archaeology Products

  • Maritime Heritage in Crisis

    Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown

    By Richard M. Hutchings

    Grounded in critical heritage studies and drawing on a Pacific Northwest Coast case study, Maritime Heritage in Crisis explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary destruction of Indigenous heritage sites in maritime settings. Maritime heritage landscapes are undergoing a period of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples

  • North America before the European Invasions

    2nd Edition

    By Alice Beck Kehoe

    Long before it was invaded by Europeans, North America had thousands of years of human history. The land had long been settled by Native Americans who had developed many varied, complex, and long-lasting cultures across the continent. This book looks at the pre-European Native American story in its…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 

  • Settlement Ecology of the Ancient Americas

    Edited by Lucas C. Kellett, Eric Jones

    In this exciting new volume several leading researchers use settlement ecology, an emerging approach to the study of archaeological settlements, to examine the spatial arrangement of prehistoric settlement patterns across the Americas. Positioned at the intersection of geography, human ecology,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge Archaeology of the Ancient Americas

  • Vernacular Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas

    Edited by Christina Halperin, Lauren Schwartz

    Vernacular Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas reveals the dynamism of the ancient past, where social relations and long-term history were created posthole by posthole, brick by brick. This collection shifts attention away from the elite and monumental architectural traditions of the region…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12
    Routledge Archaeology of the Ancient Americas

  • Animals into Art

    Edited by Howard Morphy

    This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and how and why changes took place to result in the forms of society and culture which exist now…

    Paperback – 2016-09-05
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • An Introduction to Native North America

    5th Edition

    By Mark Q. Sutton

    An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the Native Peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada. It covers the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion and the impact of Europeans on Native…

    Paperback – 2016-08-18

  • Archaeology of the Mississippian Culture

    A Research Guide

    By Peter N. Peregrine

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03

  • Historical Racialized Toys in the United States

    By Christopher P. Barton, Kyle Somerville

    This book explores the history of children’s toys and games bearing racial stereotypes, and the role these objects played in the creation and maintenance of structures of racialism and racism in the United States, from approximately 1865 to the 1930s. This time period is one in which the creation…

    Paperback – 2016-04-01

  • At Home with the Aztecs

    An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life

    By Michael Smith

    At Home with the Aztecs provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an opportunity to humanize the Aztecs, moving past the popular stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to demonstrate that these…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03

  • Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

    Health Before Columbus

    By Debra L. Martin, Anna J. Osterholtz

    Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10

  • The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors

    Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts and Ceramics

    Edited by Geoffrey E Braswell

    The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15

  • From Prehistoric Villages to Cities

    Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation

    Edited by Jennifer Birch

    Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ‘Neolithic’ way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural…

    Hardback – 2013-05-09
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

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