Book Reviews for Southeastern Archaeology

Southeastern Archaeology accepts book reviews for publication that might be of interest to our membership.

Information for Publishers

Books for review should be mailed to the Associate Editor (Book Reviews).

Information for Reviewers

Persons eligible to review include MA and Ph.D. students in Anthropology/Archaeology programs, professionals in Cultural Resource Management or other related field, and professionals at academic institutions.  Requests to review and review submissions should be emailed to the Associate Editor (Book Reviews).  Please look at the list of books available for review below, or you may request books not otherwise reviewed in the journal.

You will receive a review copy with the understanding that you will provide a review within three months of receipt of the book. Should you anticipate problems meeting this deadline, please contact me. In the case of unreasonably long delays, I will ask you to return the book so that I can send it to another colleague.

The general format of the text of the review should follow American Antiquity style. That also means that citations should be used sparingly, if at all, and reviews should not include a bibliography.  Use section 3.5 of the American Antiquity style guide for instructions on formatting any references in the text as complete, shortened, parenthetical references.  Reviews are limited to 1200 words.

The heading should include a complete citation indicating number of pages; the presence of illustrations, tables, bibliography, appendices, and index; and price. The description of pages and illustrations should be pulled from the Library of Congress catalog. The header should look like the following:

Across the Atlantic Ice: Origins of America's Clovis Culture. Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley, with foreword by Michael B. Collins. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2012. xv, 319 pp., ill., maps. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-520-22783-5; $27.95 (paper), ISBN: 978-0-520-94967-6; $15.00 (ebook), ISBN: xxx-x-xxx-xxxxx-x.

The footer appears after the review, and should look like:

John M. Smith
Department of Anthropology, University of Higher Learning
123 Main Ave., Good Town, ST, 45678

The review should be sent as an email attachment in MS Word format, but most other word processing formats are also acceptable.

Books Available to Review

Rice, Prudence M. Revisiting McKeithen Weeden Island 2024
Barnes, Jodi A. An Archaeology of Hollywood Plantation 2023
Buchanan, Meghan E. Life in a Mississippian Warscape: Common Fields, Cahokia, and the Effects of Warfare 2022
Hayden, Brian Understanding Chipped Stone Tools 2022
Simek, Jan A Dark Pathway: Precontact Native American Mud Glyphs from 1st Unnamed Cave, Tennessee 2022
Barton, Christopher P. (ed.) Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism 2021
Brown, Ian Still Rambling at Sixty-Nine: An Archaeologist's Memoir 2021
Chambers, Mark Milton Gray Gold: Lead Mining and Its Impact on the Natural and Cultural Environment, 1700–1840 2021
Dye, David H. Mississippian Culture Heroes, Ritual Regalia, and Sacred Bundles 2021
Earle, Timothy A Primer on Chiefs and Chiefdoms 2021
McGill, Alicia Ebbit Colonialism, National Identity, and Resistance in Belize 2021
Meltzer, David J. First Peoples in a New World (Second edition) 2021
Rafferty, Sean Native Intoxicants of North America 2021
Trubitt, Mary Beth Two Caddo Mound Sites in Arkansas 2021
Watts Malouchos, Elizabeth, and Alleen Betzenhauser, (eds.) Reconsidering Mississippian Households and Communities 2021
Ethridge, Robbie and Eric E. Bowne (eds.) The Historical Turn in Southeastern Archaeology 2020
Houk, Brett A., Barbara Arroyo, and Terry G. Powis Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya 2020
Storey, Glenn R. The Archaeology of Ancient Cities 2020
Allen, Rebecca, and Ben Ford New Life for Archaeological Collections 2019
Beekman, Christopher S. (ed.) Migrations in Late Mesoamerica 2019
Boyd, Jr., C. Clifford (ed.) Archaeological Adaptation: Case Studies of Cultural Transformation from the Southeast and Caribbean 2019
Gibson, Jon L. Archaic Earthworks of the Lower Mississippi Valley: Interpretations from the Field 2019
Nelson, Erin S. Authority, Autonomy, and the Archaeology of a Mississippian Community 2019
Nyman, James A., Kevin R. Fogle, and Mary C. Beaudry (Eds.) The Historical Archaeology of Shadow and Intimate Economies 2019
Waldron, Lawrence Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean 2019
Wheeler, Ryan, and Joanna Ostapkowicz (Eds.) Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida's Watery Realms 2019
Alt, Susan M. Cahokia's Complexities: Ceremonies and Politics of the First Mississippian Farmers 2018
Birch, Jennifer, and Victor D. Thompson (Eds.) The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America 2018
Byers, A. Martin The Real Mound Builders of North America: A Critical Realist Prehistory of the Eastern Woodlands, 200 BC--1450 AD 2018
Girard, Jeffrey S. The Caddos and Their Ancestors: Archaeology and the Native People of Northwest Louisiana 2018
Goodyear, Albert C., and Christopher R. Moore (Eds.) Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain 2018
Gremillion, Kristen J. Food Production in Native North America: An Archaeological Perspective 2018
Hodge, Shannon Chappell, and Kristina A. Shuler (Eds.) Bioarchaeology of the American Southeast: Approaches to Bridging Health and Identity in the Past 2018
Huntington, Yumi Park, Dean Arnold, and Johanna Minich (Eds.) Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches 2018
Kaplan, Jonathan, and Federico Paredes Umaña Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá 2018
LaDu, Daniel A. The Mazique Site (22Ad502: A Balmoral Phase Coles Creek Mound and Plaza Center in the Natchez Bluffs Region of Mississippi 2018
Price, Sarah E. and Philip J. Carr Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology 2018
Carneiro, Robert L., Leonid E. Grinin, and Andrey V. Korotayev Chiefdoms: Yesterday and Today 2017
Chenoweth, John M. Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780 2017
Cook, Robert A. Continuity and Change in the Native American Village: Multicultural Origins and Descendants of the Fort Ancient Culture 2017
O'Donoughue, Jason Water From Stone: Archaeology and Conservation at Florida's Springs 2017
Perttula, Timothy K. Caddo Landscapes in the East Texas Forests 2017
Wilson, Gregory D. (Ed.) Mississippian Beginnings 2017
Dockery, David T, IIII, and David Thompson The Geology of Mississippi 2016
Dunbar, James S. Paleoindian Societies of the Coastal Southeast 2016
Gallivan, Martin D. The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake 2016
Hutson, Scott R The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, Inequality and Built Form 2016
Iannoe, Gyles and Brett Houk and Sonja Schwake (Eds) Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings 2016
King, Adam (Ed) Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State 2016
Steponaitis, Vincas and C Margaret Scarry (Eds) Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland 2016
Stewart, R. Michael, Kurt W Carr, and Paul A Raber (Eds) The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures: Pennsylvania, 4000 to 3000 BP 2016
Trubitt, Mary Beth (Ed.) Research, Preservation, Communication: Honoring Thomas J. Green on his Retirement from theArkansas Archaeological Survey 2016
Waldron, Lawrence Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles 2016
Zierden, Martha and Elizabeth Reitz Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community 2016
Blitz, John and Lauren Downs (Eds.) Graveline: A Late Woodland Platform Mound on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 2015
Carr, Kurt and Roger Moeller First Pennsylvanians: The Archaeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania 2015
Drennan, Robert D., C. Adam Berrey, and Christian E. Peterson Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology 2015
Faust, Katherine A and Kim N Richter The Huasteca 2015
Order, Charles E. A Primer on Modern-World Archaeology 2014
Regnier, Amanda Reconstructing Tascalusa's Chiefdom: Pottery Styles and the Social Composition of Late Misssisippian Communities Along the Alabama River 2014
Veit, Richard and David Orr Historical Archaeology of the Delaware Valley, 1600-1850 2014
Ensor, Braley Crafting Prehistoric Maya Kinship 2013
Hairson, Eric Ashley The Ebony Column: Classics, Civilization, and the African American Reclamation of the West 2013
Milanich, Jerald and Nina Root Enchantments: Julian Dimock's Photographs of Southwest Florida 2013
Murray, Stephen O. American Anthropology & Company: Historical Explorations 2013
King, Julia Archaeology, Narrative, and Politics of the Past: The View from Southern Maryland 2012
Sundstrom, Linea and Warren DeBoer (Eds.) Enduring Motives: The Archaeology of Tradition and Religion in Native America 2012
York, Robert and Gigi York Slings and Slingstones: The Forgotten Weapons of Oceania and the Americas 2012
Whitley, David S. Introduction to Rock Art Research 2011
Kepecs, Curet, and Corzo Beyond the Blockade: New Currents in Cuban Archaeology 2010
Livingood, Patrick C. Mississippian Polity and Politics on the Gulf Coastal Plain: A View from the Pearl River, Mississippi 2010
Mainfort, Jr. Rober C. editor Archaeological Investigations at Upper Nodena: 1973 Field Season 2010
West Virginia Archaeological Society Secrets of the Valley, Prehistory of the Kanawha (DVD) 2010
Hayward, M.E., L. G. Atkinson, and M. A. Cinquiro Rock Art of the Caribbean 2009
Davis, Hester Remembering Awatovi: The Story of the Archaeological Expedition in Arizona, 1935-1939 2008