BOOKS RECEIVED: Randall Milliken and Al W. Schwitalla, “California and Great Basin Olivella Shell Bead Guide” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Olivella shell beads are ubiquitous at Central California Indian sites and were traded far inland by the local inhabitants. Their distinctive patterns of manufacture provide archaeologists with important chronological, morphological, and distributional information. This guide, authored by a professional artifact… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Josephine Grant Peters and Beverly Ortiz, “After the First Full Moon in April: A Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine from a California Indian Elder” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
In this extraordinary book Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The book begins with Josephine’s personal and tribal history and gathering ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Erica Gibson, “Ceramic Makers’ Marks” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
Erica Gibson’s comprehensive guide provides a much-needed catalogue of ceramic makers’ marks of British, French, German, and American origin found in North American archaeological sites. Consisting of nearly 350 marks from 112 different manufacturers from the mid-19th through early 20th… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Chris Webster, “Field Archaeologist’s Survival Guide: Getting a Job and Working in Cultural Resource Management” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Chris Webster’s handy, informative guide outlines what it takes to become an archaeological technician, a field worker in cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology. Based on his popular blog feature, Shovelbums Guide, Webster offers young archaeologists useful advice about CRM work,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Antoinette Jackson, “Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Focusing on the agency of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the South, this work argues for the systematic unveiling and recovery of subjugated knowledge, histories, and cultural practices of those traditionally silenced and overlooked by national heritage projects and… Read More
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