BOOKS RECEIVED: Ida Altman, “Contesting Conquest: Indigenous Perspectives on the Spanish Occupation of Nueva Galicia, 1524-1545” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contesting Conquest presents an important set of indigenous and Spanish accounts that document Spains efforts to establish control over western Mexico during the first half of the sixteenth century. Though the 1521 defeat of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts, and Kim N. Richter, “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas” (Getty Museum and Research Institute, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gisela Welz, “European Products: Making and Unmaking Heritage in Cyprus” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, rural villages, traditional artefacts, even atmospheres and experiences are considered heritage. Heritage making not only protects, but also produces, things, people, and places. Since the Republic of Cyprus… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael P Heilen, “Uncovering Identity in Mortuary Analysis: Community-Sensitive Methods for Identifying Group Affiliation in Historical Cemeteries” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
This volume presents a sophisticated set of archival, forensic, and excavation methods to identify both individuals and group affiliations―cultural, religious, and organizational―in a multiethnic historical cemetery. Based on an extensive excavation project of more than 1,000 nineteenth-century burials in downtown… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Helen Dawson, “Mediterranean Voyages: The Archaeology of Island Colonisation and Abandonment” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Islands are ideal case studies for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating phases of cultural interaction and isolation. Their societies display different attitudes toward the land and the sea, which in turn cast light on group identities.… Read More
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