The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University began issuing monographs, archaeological research reports, and other publications related to the Museum’s collections and scholarly activities in 1888. Today, Peabody Museum Press continues to publish the unique resources of the Museum and the work of its affiliated scholars. The Press publishes original research in Old World and New World archaeology, zooarchaeology, biological and sociocultural anthropology, indigenous arts, anthropology and aesthetics, and material culture.

The mission of the Peabody Museum Press is to disseminate knowledge, stimulate academic discourse, advance the subjects of archaeology and anthropology, and make the museum’s collections more accessible to researchers, museum visitors, and the general public. The Press publishes works by scholars affiliated with the Museum and Harvard’s Department of Anthropology and by specialists working with the museum’s collections.

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Cover: Dear Jeffie: Being the Letters from Jeffries Wyman, First Director of the Peabody Museum, to His Son, Jeffries Wyman, Jr.

Dear Jeffie: Being the Letters from Jeffries Wyman, First Director of the Peabody Museum, to His Son, Jeffries Wyman, Jr.

Wyman, Jeffries
Gifford, George E.

Anthropologist Jeffries Wyman wrote the 59 letters in this volume to his only son Jeffie. Dating from 1866, when Jeffie was two, until Wyman’s death in 1874, when Jeffie was ten, the letters reveal a great scientist trying to instill in his son the concepts of acute observation and wonder.

Cover: The Measures of Man: Methodologies in Biological Anthropology

The Measures of Man: Methodologies in Biological Anthropology

Giles, Eugene
Friedlaender, Jonathan S.

This Festschrift in honor of William White Howells demonstrates the vitality and methodological diversity that existed in the field of biological anthropology in the 1970s.

Cover: Bibliography of the Harvard Chiapas Project: The First Twenty Years, 1957–1977

Bibliography of the Harvard Chiapas Project: The First Twenty Years, 1957–1977

Vogt, Evon Z.

This volume publishes the complete annotated bibliography of the publications that resulted from the first 20 years of ethnological and archaeological work by faculty and graduate students in the Mexican state of Chiapas, sponsored by Harvard’s Peabody Museum and Department of Anthropology.

Cover: Souvenirs of the Fur Trade: Northwest Coast Indian Art and Artifacts Collected by American Mariners, 1788–1844

Souvenirs of the Fur Trade: Northwest Coast Indian Art and Artifacts Collected by American Mariners, 1788–1844

Malloy, Mary

American mariners made more than 175 voyages to the Northwest Coast during the half-century after 1787. The art and culture of Northwest Coast Indians so intrigued American sailors that the collecting of ethnographic artifacts became an important secondary trade. Malloy has brought details about these early collections together for the first time.

Cover: Makers and Markets: The Wright Collection of Twentieth-Century Native American Art

Makers and Markets: The Wright Collection of Twentieth-Century Native American Art

Drooker, Penelope Ballard

This volume examines selected objects from the Wright collection to explore the market-influenced environment of modern Native American makers and their work, from what some consider the low end of tourist art multiples to the high end of unique, signed fine art objects.

Cover: A Photographic Guide to the Ethnographic North American Indian Basket Collection, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

A Photographic Guide to the Ethnographic North American Indian Basket Collection, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Fang, Madeline W.
Binder, Marilyn R.

This photographic guidebook catalogs more than 2,500 ethnographic North American Indian baskets, dating from the late eighteenth century to 1984.

Cover: Encounters with the Americas

Encounters with the Americas

Joyce, Rosemary A.
Shumaker, Susan A. M.

Encounters with the Americas places the museum in a living context through first-person accounts of sixteenth-century contact between Europeans and Aztec and Maya peoples and post-Columbian encounters of Native peoples with explorers and anthropologists.

Cover: Shell Gorgets: Styles of the Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Southeast

Shell Gorgets: Styles of the Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Southeast

Brain, Jeffrey P.
Phillips, Philip

Engraved shell gorgets are found throughout prehistoric southeastern North America. The artistic sophistication of these gorgets lends itself to the sensitive stylistic and chronological analysis offered in this three-part volume.

Cover: Making <i>Dead Birds</i>: Chronicle of a Film

Making Dead Birds: Chronicle of a Film

Gardner, Robert

Gardner’s Dead Birds is one of the most highly acclaimed and controversial documentary films ever made. This account of the process of making the movie is also a thoughtful examination of what it meant to record the rituals of warrior-farmers in New Guinea and to present to the world a graphic story of their behavior as a window onto our own.

Cover: Human Documents: Eight Photographers

Human Documents: Eight Photographers

Gardner, Robert
Warren, Charles

Gardner introduces the work of photographers with whom he has worked over a period of nearly 50 years under the auspices of the Film Study Center at Harvard. With photographs by Michael Rockefeller, Gardner, Kevin Bubriski, Adelaide de Menil, Christopher James, Jane Tuckerman, Susan Meiselas, and Alex Webb.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 9: Part 1: Piedras Negras

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 9: Part 1: Piedras Negras

Stuart, David
Graham, Ian

This unique series seeks to document all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. The first of 5 anticipated volumes on Piedras Negras, Guatemala, this volume describes the site and the history of its exploration. It includes photographs and detailed line drawings of 12 monuments as well as a map of the ruins.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 1: Introduction

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 1: Introduction

Graham, Ian

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. Volume 1 includes a Spanish translation of the Introduction text and six appendices.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 2: Part 1: Naranjo

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 2: Part 1: Naranjo

Graham, Ian
von Euw, Eric

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 2: Part 3: Ixkun, Ucanal, Ixtutz, Naranjo

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 2: Part 3: Ixkun, Ucanal, Ixtutz, Naranjo

Graham, Ian

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. Volume 2, Part 3 also includes the site Yaltutu.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 1: Yaxchilan

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 1: Yaxchilan

Graham, Ian
von Euw, Eric

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 2: Yaxchilan

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 2: Yaxchilan

Graham, Ian

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 4: Part 2: Uxmal

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 4: Part 2: Uxmal

Graham, Ian

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 4: Part 3: Uxmal, Xcalumkin

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 4: Part 3: Uxmal, Xcalumkin

Graham, Ian
von Euw, Eric

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 5: Part 1: Xultun

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 5: Part 1: Xultun

von Euw, Eric

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 5: Part 2: Xultun

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 5: Part 2: Xultun

von Euw, Eric
Graham, Ian

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 5: Part 3: Uaxactun

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 5: Part 3: Uaxactun

Graham, Ian

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 6: Part 1: Tonina

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 6: Part 1: Tonina

Mathews, Peter

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 6: Part 2: Tonina

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 6: Part 2: Tonina

Graham, Ian
Mathews, Peter

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. This fascicle includes addenda to the introductory text for Tonina (Volume 6, Part 1).

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 6: Part 3: Tonina

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 6: Part 3: Tonina

Graham, Ian
Mathews, Peter

This unique series seeks to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. This fascicle includes addenda to introductory text for the site Tonina; appendix with sources of sculpture and codes; index to volumes 1–6; and 1 oversized map in pocket.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 7: Part 1: Seibal

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 7: Part 1: Seibal

Graham, Ian

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 8: Part 1: Coba

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 8: Part 1: Coba

Graham, Ian
von Euw, Eric

The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. This fascicle includes 4 oversized site plans in pocket.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 9: Part 2: Tonina

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 9: Part 2: Tonina

Graham, Ian

This unique series seeks to document all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. The fourth of 5 anticipated volumes on the monuments of Tonina, located east of Ocosingo in Chiapas, Mexico, this volume describes and illustrates 36 sculptures—most of the site’s remaining unpublished and largely intact sculptures.

Cover: Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume IV: The Iron Age Settlement

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume IV: The Iron Age Settlement

Magee, Peter

Tepe Yahya provides a stratigraphic sequence that stretches some 6,000 years, from the Neolithic period to the early centuries AD. As a result, the site is critical for understanding cultural processes in southeastern Iran. In this volume of results of the excavations at Tepe Yahya, Magee presents evidence from the Iron Age occupation of the site.

Cover: Stránská skála: Origins of the Upper Paleolithic in the Brno Basin, Moravia, Czech Republic

Stránská skála: Origins of the Upper Paleolithic in the Brno Basin, Moravia, Czech Republic

Svoboda, Jirí
Bar-Yosef, Ofer

In this volume, a team of scholars reports on the results of the investigations at Stránská skála, a complex of open-air loess sites in the Czech Republic. The volume presents in-depth studies that break new ground in our understanding of early modern humans in central Europe.

Cover: Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume I: The Early Periods

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume I: The Early Periods

Beale, Thomas Wight
Lamberg-Karlovsky, C. C.

Excavations at Tepe Yahya describes the geographical and paleoenvironmental setting of Tepe Yahya and details the earliest architecture at the site, the production of ceramics and metallurgy, and the excavation’s small finds.

Cover: Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume II: The Proto-Elamite Texts from Tepe Yahya

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume II: The Proto-Elamite Texts from Tepe Yahya

Damerow, Peter
Englund, Robert K.

This comprehensive study of the Proto-Elamite language (ca. 3000 BC) is based on a small archive recovered from the site of Tepe Yahya in southeastern Iran. The volume offers a new understanding of the language and culture of the Proto-Elamites as well as important insights into the economic structure of the earliest literate civilizations.

Cover: Mecklenburg Collection, Part I: Data on Iron Age Horses of Central and Eastern Europe and Human Skeletal Material from Slovenia

Mecklenburg Collection, Part I: Data on Iron Age Horses of Central and Eastern Europe and Human Skeletal Material from Slovenia

Bökönyi, Sándor
Angel, J. Lawrence
Hencken, Hugh

These three volumes deal with the Iron Age grave materials from Magdalenska gora, excavated by the Duchess Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Volume I presents data and analysis of the horse remains and human skeletal materials.

Cover: Mecklenburg Collection, Part II: The Iron Age Cemetery of Magdalenska gora in Slovenia

Mecklenburg Collection, Part II: The Iron Age Cemetery of Magdalenska gora in Slovenia

Hencken, Hugh

These three volumes deal with the Iron Age grave materials from Magdalenska gora, excavated by the Duchess Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The Duchess of Mecklenburg, a member of an Austrian royal family with estates in Slovenia, conducted her excavations in the early years of the twentieth century.

Cover: Excavation of the Abri Pataud, Les Eyzies (Dordogne), Volume 3: The Périgordian VI (Level 3) Assemblage

Excavation of the Abri Pataud, Les Eyzies (Dordogne), Volume 3: The Périgordian VI (Level 3) Assemblage

Bricker, Harvey M.
David, Nicholas

This third volume of the Excavation of the Abri Pataud rock shelter in southern France focuses on the occupation that began about 27,000 years ago and compares the materials with artifacts from more than 50 sites in Italy, Spain, and France.

Cover: Mecklenburg Collection, Part III: The Emergence of an Iron Age Economy: The Mecklenburg Grave Groups from Hallstatt and Stična

Mecklenburg Collection, Part III: The Emergence of an Iron Age Economy: The Mecklenburg Grave Groups from Hallstatt and Stična

Wells, Peter S.

These three volumes deal with the Iron Age grave materials from Magdalenska gora, excavated by the Duchess Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Volume III presents data and analysis of the horse remains and human skeletal materials.

Cover: Rural Economy in the Early Iron Age: Excavations at Hascherkeller, 1978-1981

Rural Economy in the Early Iron Age: Excavations at Hascherkeller, 1978-1981

Wells, Peter S.

This volume presents data and analysis on settlement structure, subsistence patterns, manufacturing, and trade from the Peabody Museum’s four seasons of excavation at Hascerkeller, Bavaria, a typical Central European agricultural community at the start of the final millennium B.C.

Cover: Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume III: The Third Millennium

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume III: The Third Millennium

Potts, D. T.
Lamberg-Karlovsky, C. C.

In this definitive study, D. T. Potts describes the stratigraphy, architecture, ceramics, and chronology of the Tepe Yahya site and presents a full inventory of the small finds. Holly Pittman contributes comprehensive illustrations and a discussion of the seals and sealings, and Philip Kohl provides an analysis of the carved chlorite industry.

Cover: Origins of the Bronze Age Oasis Civilization in Central Asia

Origins of the Bronze Age Oasis Civilization in Central Asia

Hiebert, Fredrik Talmage

In 1988–89, Fred Hiebert excavated part of Gonur in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan and the Institute of Archaeology in Moscow. Published here, the results provide a key to understanding the large corpus of material of the Bactro-Margiana Archaeological Complex extracted over the past 30 years.

Cover: An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part I: The Archaeology of Netiv Hagdud

An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part I: The Archaeology of Netiv Hagdud

Bar-Yosef, Ofer
Gopher, Avi

The “Neolithic Revolution” in Southwestern Asia involved major transformations of economy and society that began during the Natufian period and continued through Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and into Pre-Pottery Neolithic B. The authors describe that process at Netiv Hagdud, with additional material from the Natufian site of Salibiya IX.

Cover: An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part II: The Fauna of Netiv Hagdud

An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part II: The Fauna of Netiv Hagdud

Tchernov, Eitan

The “Neolithic Revolution” in Southwestern Asia involved major transformations of economy and society that began during the Natufian period and continued through Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and into Pre-Pottery Neolithic B. The authors describe that process at Netiv Hagdud, with additional material from the Natufian site of Salibiya IX.

Cover: The Faunas of Hayonim Cave, Israel: A 200,000-Year Record of Paleolithic Diet, Demography, and Society

The Faunas of Hayonim Cave, Israel: A 200,000-Year Record of Paleolithic Diet, Demography, and Society

Stiner, Mary C.

A decade of zooarchaeological fieldwork went into Mary Stiner’s pathbreaking analysis of changes in human ecology from the early Mousterian period through the end of Paleolithic cultures in the Levant. Stiner employs a comparative approach to understanding early human behavioral and environmental change, based on a detailed study of fourteen bone assemblages from Hayonim Cave and Meged Rockshelter in Israel’s Galilee.

Cover: Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel, Part I: The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archaeology

Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel, Part I: The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archaeology

Bar-Yosef, Ofer
Meignen, Liliane

The recent excavations at Kebara Cave in Israel have provided data crucial for understanding the cognitive and behavioral differences between archaic and modern humans. In this first of two volumes, the authors discuss site formation processes, subsistence strategies, land-use patterns, and intrasite organization.

Cover: Holon: A Lower Paleolithic Site in Israel

Holon: A Lower Paleolithic Site in Israel

Chazan, Michael
Horwitz, Liora Kolska

Excavations at the open-air site of Holon, carried out by Tamar Noy between 1963 and 1970, were some of the first successful salvage projects in the region. This volume brings together results of research on the site of Holon—geology, dating, archaeology, paleontology, taphonomy, and spatial analysis—by leading international researchers.

Cover: Tunica Archaeology

Tunica Archaeology

Brain, Jeffrey P.

Jeffrey Brain presents and interprets a wealth of data and artifacts and integrates relevant ethnohistorical details to reconstruct a dynamic story of change in the culture of the Tunica Indians of Mississippi and Louisiana.

Cover: Skull Shapes and the Map: Craniometric Analyses in the Dispersion of Modern Homo

Skull Shapes and the Map: Craniometric Analyses in the Dispersion of Modern Homo

Howells, William White

In this sequel to his Cranial Variation in Man, William White Howells surveys present-day regional skull shapes by a uniform method, examining the nature and degree of cranial differences discernible between recent Homo sapiens populations around the world.

Cover: Mariana Mesa: Seven Prehistoric Settlements in West-Central New Mexico

Mariana Mesa: Seven Prehistoric Settlements in West-Central New Mexico

McGimsey, Charles R.

A detailed report on the excavations of, and a comprehensive account and analysis of artifacts and materials from, seven settlements that varied in size from units of one or two families to small communities of several dozen individual houses.

Cover: Bones from Awatovi, Northeastern Arizona

Bones from Awatovi, Northeastern Arizona

Olsen, Stanley J.
Wheeler, Richard Page

This book contains a detailed analysis of the massive collection of the faunal remains and the bone/antler artifacts recovered from the site of Awatovi. The Awatovi faunal collection provides rich ground for analysis and interpretation. The authors deliver an in-depth examination of interest to archaeologists and faunal analysts alike.

Cover: Fish, Amphibian and Reptile Remains from Archaeological Sites: Southeastern and Southwestern United States, Appendix: The Osteology of the Wild Turkey

Fish, Amphibian and Reptile Remains from Archaeological Sites: Southeastern and Southwestern United States, Appendix: The Osteology of the Wild Turkey

Olsen, Stanley J.

Stanley Olsen’s invaluable manual presents diagnostic characteristics of the fish, amphibian, and reptile bones commonly found in archaeological sites in the southeastern and southwestern United Stares. An appendix describes in detail the osteology of the wild turkey.

Cover: Mammal Remains from Archaeological Sites: Southeastern and Southwestern United States

Mammal Remains from Archaeological Sites: Southeastern and Southwestern United States

Olsen, Stanley J.

This classic work provides a guide to the identification of nonhuman animal bones. Olsen illustrates various diagnostic characteristics of rodents and dogs; jaguars and other members of the cat family; the domestic horse, pig, and goat; and other animals whose bones are commonly found in archaeological sites in the southeastern United States.

Cover: An Osteology of Some Maya Mammals

An Osteology of Some Maya Mammals

Olsen, Stanley J.

Bone remains of a considerable range of vertebrate mammals, many of them unique to Central America, have been recovered from archaeological excavations at Maya sites. This volume aids in identifying faunal remains recovered in the Maya area and is especially useful for archaeologists who do not have large comparative collections readily available.

Cover: Osteology for the Archaeologist: Number 3, The American Mastodon and the Woolly Mammoth; Number 4, North American Birds: Skulls and Mandibles; Number 5, North American Birds: Postcranial Skeletons

Osteology for the Archaeologist: Number 3, The American Mastodon and the Woolly Mammoth; Number 4, North American Birds: Skulls and Mandibles; Number 5, North American Birds: Postcranial Skeletons

Olsen, Stanley J.

This comparative analysis aids the fieldworker in identifying fossil proboscidean bones from early man sites. It also describes the skulls, mandibles, and posteranial skeletons of forty families of birds frequently found in archaeological excavations in the United States.

Cover: Prehistoric Lowland Maya Environment and Subsistence Economy

Prehistoric Lowland Maya Environment and Subsistence Economy

Pohl, Mary

Cover: The Artifacts of Altar de Sacrificios

The Artifacts of Altar de Sacrificios

Willey, Gordon R.

This volume is one of seven in a series about the 1959–1963 excavations at Altar de Sacrificios, Department of Petén, Guatemala. Here, project director Gordon Willey describes the artifacts recovered and reviews them in the context of a general comparison of Maya lowland archaeology.

Cover: Ceramics and Artifacts from Excavations in the Copan Residential Zone

Ceramics and Artifacts from Excavations in the Copan Residential Zone

Willey, Gordon R.
Leventhal, Richard M.
Demarest, Arthur A.
Fash, William L.

This is the first of two volumes addressing the Harvard University excavations in an outlying residential zone of the Copan in Honduras. The book offers detailed descriptions of ceramics and all other artifacts during 1976–1977. The materials pertain largely to the Late Classic Period. Ceramics are presented according to the type-variety system.

Cover: Excavations at the Lake George Site, Yazoo Country, Mississippi, 1958–1960

Excavations at the Lake George Site, Yazoo Country, Mississippi, 1958–1960

Williams, Stephen
Brain, Jeffrey P.

This volume describes and interprets excavations at one of the greatest late prehistoric sites in the southeastern U.S. Lake George reached its zenith between the 13th and 15th centuries A.D., during the florescence of the Mississippian culture. This is a detailed analysis of the site and its relationship to the corpus of Southeastern archaeology.

Cover: Early Pithouse Villages of the Mimbres Valley and Beyond: The McAnally and Thompson Sites in Their Cultural and Ecological Contexts

Early Pithouse Villages of the Mimbres Valley and Beyond: The McAnally and Thompson Sites in Their Cultural and Ecological Contexts

Diehl, Michael W.
LeBlanc, Steven A.

This volume presents a complete report on the archaeology of two important Early Pithouse settlements located along the Rio Mimbres, including detailed accounts of the excavation units, depositional contexts, architectural details, radiocarbon dates, miscellaneous artifacts, and ceramic frequency distributions.

Cover: Who’s Who in Skulls: Ethnic Identification of Crania from Measurements

Who’s Who in Skulls: Ethnic Identification of Crania from Measurements

Howells, William White

Utilizing and expanding the database presented in his earlier monographs Cranial Variation in Man and Skull Shapes and the Map, Howells develops methods for allocating a human skull to one of 28 modern populations for historical or forensic purposes.

Cover: Kiva Mural Decorations at Awatovi and Kawaika-a: With a Survey of Other Wall Paintings in the Pueblo Southwest

Kiva Mural Decorations at Awatovi and Kawaika-a: With a Survey of Other Wall Paintings in the Pueblo Southwest

Smith, Watson

Watson Smith, an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist, was one of the Southwest’s foremost archaeological scholars. In this classic volume, Smith reported on the remarkable painted murals found at Awatovi and other Puebloan sites in the underground ceremonial chambers known as kivas. Now reissued in a stunning facsimile edition, the volume includes color reproductions of the original serigraphs by Louie Ewing.

Cover: Symbols in Clay: Seeking Artists’ Identities in Hopi Yellow Ware Bowls

Symbols in Clay: Seeking Artists’ Identities in Hopi Yellow Ware Bowls

LeBlanc, Steven A.
Henderson, Lucia R.

Extending the Peabody’s influential Awatovi project of the 1930s, Symbols in Clay calls into question deep-seated assumptions about pottery production and specialization in the precontact American Southwest.

Cover: Approaches to Faunal Analysis in the Middle East

Approaches to Faunal Analysis in the Middle East

Meadow, Richard H.
Zeder, Melinda A.

This volume addresses the methodology and application of a faunal analysis, specifically as it pertains to data from the Middle East. Topics include a wide range of approaches to the study of the faunal remains, from the methodology of investigating issuses of domestication to the utilization of computer analysis in the identification of remains.

Cover: A Guide to the Measurement of Animal Bones from Archaeological Sites

A Guide to the Measurement of Animal Bones from Archaeological Sites

von den Driesch, Angela

This handbook is the standard tool used by faunal analysts working on animal and bird assemblages from around the world. Developed for the instruction of students working on osteoarchaeological theses at the University of Munich, the guide has standardized how animal bones recovered from prehistoric and early historic sites are measured.

Cover: The Geography of Neandertals and Modern Humans in Europe and the Greater Mediterranean

The Geography of Neandertals and Modern Humans in Europe and the Greater Mediterranean

Bar-Yosef, Ofer
Pilbeam, David R.

In this volume, the expansion of modern humans and their impact on the populations of Neandertals in Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa is discussed in depth, with particular focus on the lithic industries of the late Middle and early Upper Paleolithic.

Cover: Seasonality and Sedentism: Archaeological Perspectives from Old and New World Sites

Seasonality and Sedentism: Archaeological Perspectives from Old and New World Sites

Rocek, Thomas R.
Bar-Yosef, Ofer

The papers in this volume explore the issues and techniques of archaeological site seasonality and settlement analysis. Examples introduce a broad range of specific analytical techniques of seasonality assessment and show variability and similarity in settlement patterns worldwide.

Cover: Craniodental Variation Among the Great Apes

Craniodental Variation Among the Great Apes

Uchida, Akiko

Akiko Uchida’s detailed data descriptions and comprehensive analysis of living ape specimens from true biological populations make a significant contribution to understanding the systematics of living hominoids and interpreting the hominoid fossil record.

Cover: Gifts of the Great River: Arkansas Effigy Pottery from the Edwin Curtiss Collection

Gifts of the Great River: Arkansas Effigy Pottery from the Edwin Curtiss Collection

House, John H.

In 1879 Edwin Curtiss set out for the wild St. Francis River region of northeastern Arkansas to collect archaeological specimens for the Peabody Museum. By the time Curtiss completed his fifty-six days of Arkansas fieldwork, he had sent nearly 1,000 pottery vessels to Cambridge and had put the Peabody on the map as the repository of one of the world’s finest collections of Mississippian artifacts. House brings us a lively account of the work of this nineteenth-century fieldworker, the Native culture he explored, and the rich legacies left by both.

Cover: Painted by a Distant Hand: Mimbres Pottery from the American Southwest

Painted by a Distant Hand: Mimbres Pottery from the American Southwest

LeBlanc, Steven A.

Highlighting one of the Peabody Museum’s most important archaeological expeditions—the excavation of the Swarts Ranch Ruin in southwestern New Mexico by Harriet and Burton Cosgrove in the mid-1920s—LeBlanc’s book features rare, never-before-published examples of Mimbres painted pottery.

Cover: Collecting the Weaver's Art: The William Claflin Collection of Southwestern Textiles

Collecting the Weaver's Art: The William Claflin Collection of Southwestern Textiles

Webster, Laurie D.

This is the first publication on a remarkable collection of sixty-six outstanding Pueblo and Navajo textiles donated to the Peabody Museum in the 1980s by William Claflin, Jr. Claflin bequeathed to the museum not only these beautiful textiles, but also his detailed accounts of their collection histories—a rare record of the individuals who had owned or traded these weavings before they found a home in his private museum.

Cover: Feeding the Ancestors: Tlingit Carved Horn Spoons

Feeding the Ancestors: Tlingit Carved Horn Spoons

Victor-Howe, Anne-Marie

Feeding the Ancestors presents an exquisite group of carved spoons from the Pacific Northwest that resides in the collections of Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Hillel Burger’s beautiful color photographs reveal every nuance of the carvers’ extraordinary artistry. Anne-Marie Victor-Howe provides a fascinating glimpse into these aboriginal subsistence cultures as she explains the manufacture and function of traditional spoons. This is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of Pacific Northwest Coast peoples and their art.

Cover: A Noble Pursuit: The Duchess of Mecklenburg Collection from Iron Age Slovenia

A Noble Pursuit: The Duchess of Mecklenburg Collection from Iron Age Slovenia

Greis, Gloria Polizzotti

Gloria Greis incorporates previously unpublished correspondence and other archival documents in this colorful account of the Duchess of Mecklenburg and her work. The sites excavated by the Duchess, which encompass the scope of Iron Age cultures in Slovenia, form an important resource for studying the cultural history of the region. A Noble Pursuit presents a selection of beautifully photographed artifacts that provide an overview of the scope and importance of the collection as a whole and attest to the enduring quality of the Duchess’s pioneering work.

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Artistry of the Everyday: Beauty and Craftsmanship in Berber Art

Bernasek, Lisa

Artistry of the Everyday presents the Peabody Museum’s collection of arts from the Berber-speaking regions of North Africa. The book gives an overview of Berber history and culture, focusing on the rich aesthetic traditions of Amazigh (Berber) craftsmen and women. The book also tells the stories of the collectors—both world-traveling Bostonians and Harvard-trained anthropologists—who brought these objects to Cambridge in the early twentieth century.

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Michael Rockefeller: New Guinea Photographs, 1961

Bubriski, Kevin

From April to August 1961, Michael Rockefeller served as sound recordist and photographer on a multidisciplinary expedition to highland New Guinea. In five months he produced over 4,000 black and white negatives. In this catalogue of over 75 photographs, Bubriski explores Rockefeller’s journey into the culture and community of the Dani people.

Cover: Artifacts from the Cenote of Sacrifice, Chichen Itza, Yucatan: Textiles, Basketry, Stone, Bone, Shell, Ceramics, Wood, Copal, Rubber, other Organic Materials, and Mammalian Remains

Artifacts from the Cenote of Sacrifice, Chichen Itza, Yucatan: Textiles, Basketry, Stone, Bone, Shell, Ceramics, Wood, Copal, Rubber, other Organic Materials, and Mammalian Remains

Coggins, Clemency Chase

In this volume, specialists analyze the great variety of objects found in the Well of Sacrifice and debate whether they represent evidence of dateable prehistorical ritual. The collection includes the rare remains of hundreds of textiles, wooden objects, and copal incense offerings, as well as lithics, ceramics, and bone and shell artifacts.

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The Neville Site: 8,000 Years at Amoskeag, Manchester, New Hampshire

Dincauze, Dena Ferran

Analysis of the Neville Site demonstrated early connections between the New England area and the Southeast. Current excavations in Manchester have reinvigorated interest in the archaeology of New Hampshire and created a demand for this facsimile edition of the original 1976 publication.

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The Breakout: The Origins of Civilization

Lamberg-Karlovsky, Martha

In the mid-1980s, Kwang-chih Chang proposed that China’s first civilization did not evolve according to the conventional Mesopotamian model and argued instead for a new paradigm for understanding the origins of civilization. In this collection, Maya and Near Eastern studies specialists engage in a stimulating debate of Chang’s thesis.

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Nyae Nyae !Kung Beliefs and Rites

Marshall, Lorna J.

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Remembering Awatovi: The Story of an Archaeological Expedition in Northern Arizona, 1935–1939

Davis, Hester A.

This is the engaging story of a major archaeological expedition on the Hopi Reservation in northern Arizona. Centered on the large Pueblo village of Awatovi, with its Spanish mission church and beautiful kiva murals, the excavations are renowned not only for the data they uncovered but also for the interdisciplinary nature of the investigation.

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Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2

Phillips, Philip
Brown, James A.

The Craig Mound is a treasury of early Native American artistry and the richest source of pre-Columbian shell engravings in North America. These lavishly illustrated volumes showcase the variety of iconography and of the engravers.

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Sacred Spaces: A Journey with the Sufis of the Indus

Quraeshi, Samina

Quraeshi provides a vision of Islam in South Asia enriched by art and by a female perspective on the diversity of Islamic expressions of faith. An account of a journey through the author’s childhood homeland, the book reveals the deeply spiritual nature of major centers of Sufism in the central and northwestern heartlands of South Asia.

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The Copan Sculpture Museum: Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone

Fash, Barbara W.

In The Copan Sculpture Museum, Barbara Fash tells the inside story of conceiving, designing, and building a local museum with global significance. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Maya and a model for working with local communities to preserve cultural heritage.

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Pecos Pueblo Revisited: The Biological and Social Context

Morgan, Michèle E.

Scholars review some of the most significant findings from Pecos Pueblo in the context of current Southwestern archaeological and osteological perspectives and provide new interpretations of the behavior and biology of the inhabitants of the pueblo, answering many existing questions about the population of Pecos and other Rio Grande sites.

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The Moche of Ancient Peru: Media and Messages

Quilter, Jeffrey

Peru’s ancient Moche culture is represented in a magnificent collection of artifacts at Harvard’s Peabody Museum. In this richly illustrated volume, Jeffrey Quilter presents a fascinating introduction to this intriguing culture and explores current thinking about Moche politics, history, society, and religion.

Cover: The Swarts Ruin: A Typical Mimbres Site in Southwestern New Mexico, With a New Introduction by Steven A. LeBlanc

The Swarts Ruin: A Typical Mimbres Site in Southwestern New Mexico, With a New Introduction by Steven A. LeBlanc

Cosgrove, Harriet S.
Cosgrove, C. Burton

This classic volume on the evocative and enigmatic pottery of the Mimbres people has become an irreplaceable design catalogue for contemporary Native American artists. The Peabody’s reissue of The Swarts Ruin once again makes available a rich resource for scholars, artists, and admirers of Native American art.

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Hunters, Carvers, and Collectors: The Chauncey C. Nash Collection of Inuit Art

Lutz, Maija M.

In the 1950s, Chauncey C. Nash started collecting Inuit carvings just as the art of printmaking was introduced in Kinngait (Cape Dorset). His collection of early Inuit sculpture and prints represents a vibrant period in contemporary Inuit art. Drawing from ethnology, archaeology, art history, and cultural studies, Lutz tells the collection’s story.

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Anthropology at Harvard: A Biographical History, 1790–1940

Browman, David L.
Williams, Stephen

The history of anthropology at Harvard is told through vignettes about the people, famous and obscure, who shaped the discipline at Harvard College and the Peabody Museum. The role of amateurs and private funders in the early growth of the field is highlighted, as is the participation of women and of students and scholars of diverse ethnicities.

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The Journey of “A Good Type”: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs

Odo, David

When Japan opened its doors to the West in the 1860s, delicately hand-tinted photographic prints of Japanese people and landscapes were among its earliest and most popular exports. David Odo studies the collection of Japanese photographs at Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the ways they were produced, acquired, and circulated in the nineteenth century.

Cover: The Social Lives of Figurines: Recontextualizing the Third-Millennium-BC Terracotta Figurines from Harappa

The Social Lives of Figurines: Recontextualizing the Third-Millennium-BC Terracotta Figurines from Harappa

Clark, Sharri R.

The largest category of representational art recovered from many ancient Indus sites is terracotta figurines. In this lavishly illustrated book, Sharri R. Clark examines and recontextualizes a rich and diverse corpus of hundreds of figurines from the urban site of Harappa to reveal new information about Indus ideology and society.

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A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic "Autobiography of Half Moon"

McLaughlin, Castle

A ledger book of drawings by Lakota Sioux warriors found in 1876 on the Little Bighorn battlefield offers a rare first-person Native American record of events that likely occurred in 1866–1868 during Red Cloud’s War. This color facsimile edition uncovers the origins, ownership, and cultural and historical significance of this unique artifact.

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From Site to Sight: Anthropology, Photography, and the Power of Imagery, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

Banta, Melissa
Hinsley, Curtis M.

From Site to Sight is a foundational text for scholars and students of visual anthropology, illustrating the history, uses—and misuses—of photographic imagery in anthropology and archaeology. Long out of print, this classic publication is now available in an enhanced thirtieth anniversary edition with a new introductory essay by Ira Jacknis.

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Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari

Barbash, Ilisa

Where the Roads All End tells the remarkable story of an American family’s expeditions to the Kalahari Desert in the 1950s. Raytheon founder Laurence Marshall and his family recorded the lives of the last remaining hunter-gatherers, the so-called Bushmen, in what is now recognized as one of the most important anthropology ventures in Africa.

Cover: Far & Near: Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Far & Near: Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Since its founding in 1886, the Peabody Museum has been collecting, caring for, exhibiting, and researching objects produced by human cultures around the world. Far & Near provides a tantalizing glimpse into the wonders of these collections, which reflect the skilled artistry of human hands and the endless creativity of the human mind.

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Still Points

Gardner, Robert
Pressman, Adele

Still Points is a collection of remarkable photographs taken by award-winning nonfiction filmmaker and author Robert Gardner during his anthropological and filming expeditions around the world. His images—from the Kalahari Desert, New Guinea, Colombia, India, Ethiopia, Niger, and other remote locations—are now in Harvard’s Peabody Museum.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 10: Part 1: Cotzumalhuapa

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 10: Part 1: Cotzumalhuapa

Chinchilla Mazariegos, Oswaldo
Fash, Barbara W.

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos presents the first of four volumes on the site of Cotzumalhuapa in Guatemala. The book describes the site and history of exploration at one of the major Late Classic cities of Mesoamerica, as well as the city’s interchange and cultural overlaps with the lowland Maya region.

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Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel, Part II: The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archaeology

Meignen, Liliane
Bar-Yosef, Ofer

The recent excavations at Kebara Cave in Israel have provided data crucial for understanding the cognitive and behavioral differences between archaic and modern humans. The second volume presents findings and analysis of the archaeology, paleontology, human remains, and lithic industries from the Middle and Upper Paleolithic periods.

Cover: Shooting Cameras for Peace / Disparando Cámaras para la Paz: Youth, Photography, and the Colombian Armed Conflict / Juventud, Fotografía y el Conflicto Armado Colombiano

Shooting Cameras for Peace / Disparando Cámaras para la Paz: Youth, Photography, and the Colombian Armed Conflict / Juventud, Fotografía y el Conflicto Armado Colombiano

Fattal, Alexander L.
Klatt, Andrew
Ramírez, María Clemencia

Shooting Cameras for Peace / Disparando Cámaras para la Paz is an in-depth look into one of Latin America’s most dynamic participatory media projects. The haunting and exuberant photographs, accompanied by text in English and Spanish, bear witness to the resilience and creativity of lives marked by a war that refuses to die.

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Magdalena de Cao: An Early Colonial Town on the North Coast of Peru

Quilter, Jeffrey

Touching on themes of colonialism, cultural hybridity, resistance, and assimilation, Magdalena de Cao is the first in-depth and heavily illustrated examination of what life was like at one town and church complex in Peru during the early Colonial Period, when native peoples and Christian arrivals met.

Cover: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 4: Yaxchilan

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 4: Yaxchilan

Fash, Barbara W.
Tokovinine, Alexandre
Graham, Ian
Fash, Barbara W.

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 4 documents thirty stelae at Yaxchilan, a Classic Maya city in Chiapas, Mexico. Precisely rendered line drawings and three-dimensional scans bring out details of the monuments that would otherwise be invisible. Descriptions of the stelae in English and Spanish accompany the illustrations.

Cover: Zuni, Hopi, Copan: Early Anthropology at Harvard, 1890–1893

Zuni, Hopi, Copan: Early Anthropology at Harvard, 1890–1893

Hinsley, Curtis M.

Zuni, Hopi, Copan publishes one hundred annotated letters from John Gundy Owens—one of the first graduate students in anthropology at Harvard—to Deborah Harker Stratton. They offer vivid, highly entertaining accounts of his fieldwork at Zuni pueblo in New Mexico, Hopi mesa villages in Arizona, and the Maya site of Copan in Honduras.

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