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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Hamilakis and Duke, eds., “Archaeology and Capitalism: From Ethics to Politics” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
The editors and contributors to this volume focus on the inherent political nature of archaeology and its impact on the practice of the discipline. Pointing to the disciplines history of advancing imperialist, colonialist, and racist objectives, they insist that archaeology… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jeremy Green, “Maritime Archaeology: A Technical Handbook,” 2nd ed. (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Jeremy Green’s systematic overview of maritime archaeology offers a step-by-step description of this fast-growing field. With new information about the use of computers and Global Positioning Systems, the second edition of this handbook shows how to extract as much information… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marie Louise Stig Srensen and Dacia Viejo Rose, eds., “War and Cultural Heritage: Biographies of Place” (Cambridge UP, 2015)
The reconstruction of society after conflict is complex and multifaceted. This book investigates this theme as it relates to cultural heritage through a number of case studies relating to European wars since 1864. The case studies show in detail how… Read More
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