BOOKS RECEIVED: R. E. Taylor and  Ofer Bar-Yosef, “Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective,” 2nd ed. (Left Coast Press, 2014)”
This volume is a major revision and expansion of Taylor’s seminal book Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective. It covers the major advances and accomplishments of the 14C method in archaeology and analyzes factors that affect the accuracy and precision of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lawrence Conyers, “Interpreting Ground-penetrating Radar for Archaeology,” reprint ed., (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has become one of the standard tools in the archaeologist’s array of methods, but users still struggle to understand what the images tell us. In this book, illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs, Lawrence Conyers shows how… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stevens, Nixon, Murray and Fuller, eds., “Archaeology of African Plant Use” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
The first major synthesis of African archaeobotany in decades, this book focuses on Paleolithic archaeobotany and the relationship between agriculture and social complexity. It explores the effects that plant life has had on humans as they evolved from primates through… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Leshikar-Denton and Erreguerena, eds., “Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
The waters of Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with archaeological sites, including coastal settlements, defensive forts, freshwater sources, fishing-related activities, navigational aids, anchorages, harbours, ports, shipbuilding sites, shipwrecks and survivor camps. Tragically, treasure-hunting has had a deep impact… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mary Sanders Pollock, “Storytelling Apes: Primatology Narratives Past and Future” (Penn State UP, 2015)
The annals of field primatology are filled with stories about charismatic animals native to some of the most challenging and remote areas on earth. There are, for example, the chimpanzees of Tanzania, whose social and family interactions Jane Goodall has… Read More
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