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Anita's Bookshelf: Anthropology/Archaeology Books

Revised April 2002. You can order the books directly from (just click on the title). Some of these books are so new that they have not yet been published. However, you can put in orders for them.



Bratten, John R. The Gondola Philadelphia and the Battle of Lake Champlain,(Texas A&M University Press, May 2002).

Mayne, Alan, and Tim Murray (editors). The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland,(Cambridge University Press, May 2002).

Orser, Charles E., Jr. (editor). Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology, (Routledge, May 2002).

Deagan, Kathleen A., and Jose Maria Cruxent. Archaeology at La Isabela: America’s First European Town, (May 2002)


Alanen, Arnold, and Robert Melnick (editors). Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).

Arnold, Bettina, and Nancy L. Wicker (editors). Gender and the Archaeology of Death, (AltaMira Press, 2001).

Beaudry, Mary (editor). Documentary Archaeology in the New World (New Directions in Archaeology), (Reprint edition, Cambridge University Press, 1993).

Conyers, Lawrence B., and Dean Goodman. Ground- Penetrating Radar: An Introduction for Archaeologists, (AltaMira Press, 1997).

Delle, James A., Mrozowski, Stephen A., and Robert Paynter (editors). Lines that Divide: Historical Archaeologies of Race, Class, and Gender, (University of Tennessee Press, 2000).

Hardesty, Donald L., Little, Barbara J., and Don Fowler. Assessing Site Significance: A Guide for Archaeologists and Historians, (AltaMira Press, 2000).

King, Thomas F. Federal Planning and Historical Places: The Section 106 Process, (AltaMira Press, 2000).

Nelson, Sarah Milledge. Gender in Archaeology: Analyzing Power and Prestige, (AltaMira Press, 1997).

O'Connor, Terry. Archaeology of Animal Bones, (Texas A&M University Press).

Orser, Charles E., Jr., and Brian Fagan. Historical Archaeology, (Addison-Wesley, 1995).

Orser, Charles E., Jr., and James M. Skibo (editors). Race and the Archaeology of Identity (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry), (University of Utah Press, 2001).

Praetzellis, Adrian. Death by Theory: A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory, (AltaMira Press, 2000).

Russell, Miles (editor). Digging Holes in Popular Culture: Archaeology and Science Fiction, (Oxbow Books, April 2002).

Schackel, Paul. Archaeology and Created Memory: Public History in a National Park, (Plenum, 2000).

Schuyler, Robert L. Historical Archaeology: A Guide to Substantive and Theoretical Contributions, (5th printing, Baywood Press, 1978).


Barnes, Gina L. State Formation in Korea: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives, (Curzon Press, 2000).

Cranstone, David, Newman, Richard, and Christine Howard-Davis. Historical Archaeology of Britian 1540-1900, (Sutton, 2001).

Deagan, Kathleen. Puerto Real: The Archaeology of a Sixteenth-Century Town in Hispaniola, (University Press of Florida, 1995).

Farnsworth, Paul (editor). Island Lives: Historical Archaeologies of the Caribbean, (University of Alabama Press, 2001).

Handler, Jerome S., Riordan, Robert V., and Fredrick W. Lange. Plantation Slavery in Barbados: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation, (, 2000).

Hume, Ivor Noel. If These Pots Could Talk: Collecting 2,000 Years of British Household Pottery, (University Press of New England, 2001).

King, Thomas F., Jacobson, Randall, Burns, Karen Ramsey, and Kenton Spading. Amelia Earhart’s Shoes: Is the Mystery Solved?, (AltaMira Press, 2001).

Kirch, Patrick Vinton. On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands Before European Contact, (University of California Press, 2000).

Ruby, Robert. Unknown Shore: The Lost History of England’s Arctic Colony, (Henry Holt, 2001).

Ruiz, Arturo, and Manuel Molinos. The Archaeology of the Iberians, (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Tarlow, Sarah, and Susie West (editors). The Familiar Past?: Archaeologies of Later Historical Britain, (Routledge, 1999).

Wesler, Kit W., and P. Allsworth-Jones (editors). Historical Archaeology in Nigeria, (Africa World Press, 1998).

American Archaeology

Baker, T. Lindsay, and Billy R. Harrison. Adobe Walls: The History and Archaeology of the 1874 Trading Post, (Texas A&M University Press, 2002 (for paperback edition).

Bense, Judith A. Archaeology of the Southeastern United States: Paleoindian to World War I, (Academic Press, 1997).

Bense, Judith, and Jerald T. Milanich. Archaeology of Colonial Pensacola, (University Press of Florida, 1999).

Bischoff, Matt C. The Desert Training Center/California-Arizona Maneuver Area, 1942-1944: Historical and Archaeological Contexts, (Statistical Research, 2000).

Cotter, John L., Roberts, Daniel G., and Michael Parrington. The Buried Past: An Archaeological History of Philadelphia, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993).

Craig, Alan K. Spanish Colonial Gold Coins in the Florida Collection, (University Press of Florida, 2001).

Craig, Alan K. Spanish Colonial Silver Coins in the Florida Collection, (University Press of Florida, 2000).

Deagan, Kathleen A. Portable Personal Possessions (Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, 1500-1800, Vol. 2), (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002).

Deagan, Kathleen A., and Darcie MacMahon. Fort Mose: Colonial America’s Black Fortress of Freedom, (University Press of Florida, 1995).

Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life, (Revised and expanded edition, Anchor Press, 1996).

Deetz, James, and Patricia Scott Deetz. The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death in Plymouth Colony, (W.H. Freeman, 2000).

Goodwin, Lorinda B.R. An Archaeology of Manners: The Polite World of the Merchant Elite in Colonial Massachusetts, (Plenum Press, 1999).

Haecker, Charles M., and Jeffrey G. Mauck. On the Prairie of Palo Alto: Historical Archaeology of the U.S.-Mexican War Battlefield, (Texas A&M University Press, 1997).

Hawkins, Bruce R., and David B. Madsen. Excavation of the Donner-Reed Wagons: Historic Archaeology Along the Hastings Cutoff, (University of Utah Press, 1999).

Hume, Ivor Noel. A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).

Kapitzke, Robert L. Religion, Power, and Politics in Colonial St. Augustine, (University Press of Florida, 2001).

Mrozowski, Stephen A., Ziesing, Grace H., and Mary C. Beaudry. Living on the Boott: Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses, Lowell, Massachusetts, (University of Massachusetts Press, 1996).

South, Stanley. Historical Archaeology in Wachovia: Excavation of Eighteenth Century Bethabara and Moravian Pottery, (Plenum Press, 1999).

Yentsch, Ann Elizabeth. A Chesapeake Family And Their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology, (Cambridge University Press, 1994).

Underwater Archaeology

Bass, George F. (editor) Ships and Shipwrecks of the Americas: A History Based on Underwater Archaeology, (Thames and Hudson, 1996).

Delgado, James P. Lost Warships: An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea, (Checkmark Books, 2001).

Delgado, James P. Ghost Fleet: The Sunken Ships of Bikini Atoll, (University of Hawaii Press, 1999).

Delgado, James P. Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology, (Yale University Press, 1998).

Gould, Richard. Archaeology and the Social History of Ships, (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Martin, Lillian Ray. The Art and Archaeology of Venetian Ships and Boats,(Texas A&M University Press, 2001).

Mott, Lawrence V. The Development of the Rudder: A Technological Tale,(Texas A&M University Press, 1997).

Oertling, Thomas J. Ships' Bilge Pumps: A History of Their Development, 1500-1900,(Texas A&M University Press, 1996).

Poluhowich, John J. Argonaut: The Submarine Legacy of Simon Lake,(Texas A&M University Press, 1999).

Simmons, Joe J., III. Those Vulgar Tubes: External Sanitary Accommodations aboard European Ships of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries,(Texas A&M University Press, 1997).

Smith, Roger C., Smith, Gene A., and James C. Bradford. The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands, (University Press of Florida, 2001).

Weddle, Robert S. The Wreck of the Belle, the Ruin of La Salle,(Texas A&M University Press, 2001).


Hacker, Debi. Iconography of Death: Common Symbolism of Late 18th Through Early 20th Century Tombstones in the Southeastern United States, (Chicora Foundation, 2001).

Haglund, William D., and Marcella H. Sorg. Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives, (CRC Press, 2001).

Keister, Douglas. Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity, (Checkmark, 1997).

Metcalf, Peter, and Richard Huntington. Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual, (Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Prag, John, and Richard Neave. Making Faces: Using Forensic and Archaeological Evidence, (Texas A&M University Press,1997).

Rankin-Hill, Lesley M. A Biohistory of 19th Century Afro-Americans: The Burial Remains of a Philadelphia Cemetery, (Bergin & Garvey, 1997).

Sloane, David Charles. The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History, (Reprint edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).


Brier, Bob. The Encyclopedia of Mummies, (Facts on File,1998).

Brier, Bob. The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story, (Berkeley Publishing, 1999).

David, Rosalie, and Rick Archbold. Conversations With Mummies: New Light on the Lives of Ancient Egyptians, (HarperCollins, 2000).

Hawass, Zahi. Valley of the Golden Mummies, (Harry Abrams, 2000).

Weeks, Kent R. (editor) The Lost Tomb: the story of Kv5 and its Excavation>, (Quill, 1999).

National Geographic’s Mysteries of Egypt, (1999).

National Geographic’s Egypt: Quest for Eternity, (1982).

National Geographic’s Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs, (1998).


The Voyage of La Amistad - A Quest for Freedom, (1997).

Nanook of the North, (1922 - recently restored).

Ishi, the Last Yahi, (1992, a PBS documentary).

The Celts, (The Learning Channel - 3 tapes, with soundtrack by Enya).

Herders of Mongun-Taiga: The Tuvans of Mongolia, (1989).

Ancient Mysteries - Pompeii Buried Alive, (1995).

In the Shadow of Angkor Wat, (1997).

Internet Reference Books

Lane, Carole. Naked in Cyberspace: How to Find Personal Information Online Balance, (Information Today, 1997).

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