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Ritual and Archaic States

Ritual and Archaic States

Joanne M.A. Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Ritual and the archaic state have both been prominent topics in recent archaeological literature, provoking complex debates about their defining characteristics and their archaeological signatures. ... More

Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

Gyles Iannone, Brett A. Houk, and Sonja A. Schwake (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062754
eISBN:
9780813051178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062754.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The age-old “scapegoat king” model suggests that Maya kings, like their counterparts in other early states throughout the world, were held responsible for the prosperity of their kingdoms. When they ... More

SaltWhite Gold of the Ancient Maya

Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Heather McKillop

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book reports the discovery, excavation, and interpretation of Late Classic Maya salt works on the coast of Belize, transforming our knowledge of the Maya salt trade and craft specialization ... More

The Sea Their GravesAn Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture

The Sea Their Graves: An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture

David J. Stewart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037349
eISBN:
9780813041575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037349.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This study advances understanding of British and American maritime culture by exploring memorialization practices. Interpretations are based on analysis of more than 2,000 maritime memorials from ... More

Setting the TableCeramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida

Setting the Table: Ceramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida

Kathryn L. Ness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400042
eISBN:
9781683400271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400042.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Setting the Table: Ceramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida explores issues of cultural exchange and identity among eighteenth-century Spaniards and Spanish Americans via ... More

Sherds of HistoryDomestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Myriam Arcangeli

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060422
eISBN:
9780813050652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060422.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In historical archaeology, the concept of “ceramic culture” is a new approach to the analysis of material culture and the exploration of the past. By focusing on the users that handled archaeological ... More

Ships' GraveyardsAbandoned Watercraft and the Archaeological Site Formation Process

Ships' Graveyards: Abandoned Watercraft and the Archaeological Site Formation Process

Nathan Richards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032573
eISBN:
9780813039541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032573.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This is a theoretical study that avoids the single-site bias prevalent in most underwater archaeology research. It also eschews the traditional examination of shipwreck sites as the core component of ... More

Simplicity, Equality, and SlaveryAn Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

John M. Chenoweth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

How do both a religious community and a religion change when their members must face contradictions between their ideals and the society in which they live? This question is answered here by using ... More

Southeast Inka FrontiersBoundaries and Interactions

Southeast Inka Frontiers: Boundaries and Interactions

Sonia Alconini

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062914
eISBN:
9780813059631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062914.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Southeast Inka Frontiers explores how the Inka empire exercised control over vast expanses of land and peoples in the Southeastern frontier, a territory located over hundreds of kilometers away from ... More

The Spanish Convoy of 1750Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

The Spanish Convoy of 1750: Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

James A. Lewis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033587
eISBN:
9780813038629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033587.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

Spanish flotas (convoys) traversed the Atlantic throughout the colonial period, shuttling men and goods between the Old and New Worlds. In August 1750, at the height of hurricane season, a small ... More

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