BOOKS RECEIVED:  J. D. Lewis-Williams, “Myth and Meaning: San-Bushman Folklore in Global Context” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
J.D. Lewis-Williams, one of the leading South African archaeologists and ethnographers, excavates meaning from the complex mythological stories of the San-Bushmen to create a larger theory of how myth is used in culture. He extracts their nuggets, the far-reaching but… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Crate and Nuttall, eds.,  “Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
The first book to comprehensively assess anthropologys engagement with climate change, this pioneering volume both maps out exciting trajectories for research and issues a call to action. Chapters in part one are systematic research reviews, covering the relationship between culture… 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: 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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