BOOKS RECEIVED:  Mark P Leone, “Critical Historical Archaeology” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
How can we use the past to make sense of the issues and problems that concern us in the present? Mark Leone, the leading critical theorist in historical archaeology, urges archaeologists to view their discipline as an activist pursuit. This… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Patricia E. Rubertone, ed., “Archaeologies of Placemaking: Monuments, Memories, and Engagement in Native North America” Left Coast Press, 2009)
This collection of original essays explores the tensions between prevailing regional and national versions of Indigenous pasts created, reified, and disseminated through monuments, and Indigenous peoples memories and experiences of place. The contributors ask critical questions about historic preservation and… Read More
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
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