The Value of a Human Life

Ritual Killing and Human Sacrifice in Antiquity

Edited by Karel C. Innemée | 2022

Throughout the millennia and all over the world people have been killed by others, not only in wars and as a result of murders, but also in a ritualised way, often called human sacrifice. Much…



The Ancient Egyptians and the Natural World

Flora, Fauna, and Science

Edited by Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser & Stéphanie Porcier | 2021

This book explores the interaction between animals, plants, and humans in ancient Egypt. It draws together different aspects of the bioarchaeology of Egypt: flora, fauna, and human remains. These come from sites throughout the country…



Hispaniola - Hell or Home?

Decolonizing Grand Narratives about Intercultural Interactions at Concepción de la Vega (1494-1564)

Pauline M. Kulstad-González | 2020

Grand Narratives of colonization, especially ones related to the Spanish and Portuguese Americas, began circulating soon after 1492. The danger of these Grand Narratives is that they are often mistaken as reality and eclipse all…



Caribbean Figure Pendants: Style and Subject Matter

Anthropomorphic figure pendants of the late Ceramic Age in the Greater Antilles

Vernon James Knight | 2020

This work synthesizes art-historical and anthropological methods in the analysis of a large corpus of indigenous figure pendants, commonly called “amulets,” from the Greater Antilles and Bahamas. Figure pendants, ubiquitous in Caribbean collections, are small…



Heritage Education

Memories of the Past in the Present Caribbean Social Studies Curriculum: A View from Teacher Practice

Eldris Con Aguilar | 2020

This book compiles the results of a doctoral research study that sought to gain insight into how indigenous heritage is represented in the school curriculum for social studies. To this end, the questions focused on…



Islands of Salt

Historical Archaeology of Seafarers and Things in the Venezuelan Caribbean, 1624–1880

Konrad A. Antczak | 2019

The early-modern Venezuelan Caribbean did not lure seafarers with the saccharine delights of cane sugar but with the preserving qualities of solar sea salt. In this book, the historical archaeological study of this salty commodity…



Pre-Colonial and Post-Contact Archaeology in Barbados

Past, Present, and Future Research Directions

Edited by Maaike S. de Waal, Niall Finneran, Matthew C. Reilly, Douglas V. Armstrong & Kevin Farmer | 2019

This volume provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of the archaeology of a single Caribbean island yet published. Drawing together scholars from the Caribbean, north America and Europe, all working from a range of…



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The Value of a Human Life

Ritual Killing and Human Sacrifice in Antiquity

Edited by Karel C. Innemée | 2022

Throughout the millennia and all over the world people have been killed by others, not only in wars and as a result of murders, but also in a ritualised way, often called human sacrifice. Much…



The Ancient Egyptians and the Natural World

Flora, Fauna, and Science

Edited by Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser & Stéphanie Porcier | 2021

This book explores the interaction between animals, plants, and humans in ancient Egypt. It draws together different aspects of the bioarchaeology of Egypt: flora, fauna, and human remains. These come from sites throughout the country…



Hispaniola - Hell or Home?

Decolonizing Grand Narratives about Intercultural Interactions at Concepción de la Vega (1494-1564)

Pauline M. Kulstad-González | 2020

Grand Narratives of colonization, especially ones related to the Spanish and Portuguese Americas, began circulating soon after 1492. The danger of these Grand Narratives is that they are often mistaken as reality and eclipse all…



Caribbean Figure Pendants: Style and Subject Matter

Anthropomorphic figure pendants of the late Ceramic Age in the Greater Antilles

Vernon James Knight | 2020

This work synthesizes art-historical and anthropological methods in the analysis of a large corpus of indigenous figure pendants, commonly called “amulets,” from the Greater Antilles and Bahamas. Figure pendants, ubiquitous in Caribbean collections, are small…



Heritage Education

Memories of the Past in the Present Caribbean Social Studies Curriculum: A View from Teacher Practice

Eldris Con Aguilar | 2020

This book compiles the results of a doctoral research study that sought to gain insight into how indigenous heritage is represented in the school curriculum for social studies. To this end, the questions focused on…



Islands of Salt

Historical Archaeology of Seafarers and Things in the Venezuelan Caribbean, 1624–1880

Konrad A. Antczak | 2019

The early-modern Venezuelan Caribbean did not lure seafarers with the saccharine delights of cane sugar but with the preserving qualities of solar sea salt. In this book, the historical archaeological study of this salty commodity…



Pre-Colonial and Post-Contact Archaeology in Barbados

Past, Present, and Future Research Directions

Edited by Maaike S. de Waal, Niall Finneran, Matthew C. Reilly, Douglas V. Armstrong & Kevin Farmer | 2019

This volume provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of the archaeology of a single Caribbean island yet published. Drawing together scholars from the Caribbean, north America and Europe, all working from a range of…






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