BOOKS RECEIVED: John Grattan and Robin Torrence, eds., “Living Under the Shadow: Cultural Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
Popularist treatments of ancient disasters like volcanic eruptions have grossly overstated their capacity for death, destruction, and societal collapse. Contributors to this volume;from anthropology, archaeology, environmental studies, geology, and biology;show that human societies have been incredibly resilient and, in the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Linda S Cordell and Maxine McBrinn, “Archaeology of the Southwest,” 3rd. ed. (Left Coast Press, 2012)
The long-awaited third edition of this well-known textbook continues to be the go-to text and reference for anyone interested in Southwest archaeology. It provides a comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice. More… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Cameron Walker and Neil Carr, eds., “Tourism and Archaeology: Sustainable Meeting Grounds” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
The global popularity and lucrative potential of tourism has made sustainability a major concern for archaeologists, site managers, politicians, local communities, tourism officials, and other stakeholders. This book establishes new, interdisciplinary ground for tourism and archaeology that will foster a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Wu Rukang and John W Olsen, eds., “Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology in the People’s Republic of China,” reprint ed., (Left Coast Press, 2009)
This book represents the first comprehensive attempt to bring to western scholarship the great advances made in Paleolithic archaeology and palaeoanthropology in the Peoples Republic of China. The 15 chapters are devoted to a historical overview of past and recent… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marcel Kornfeld,  George C Frison, and Mary Lou Larson, “Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the High Plains and Rockies,” 3rd. ed. (Left Coast Press, 2010)
George Frisons Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains has been the standard text on plains prehistory since its first publication in 1978, influencing generations of archaeologists. Now, a third edition of this classic work is available for scholars, students, and… Read More
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