Most of you who visit this site in the early days will know me from the SAA, MAC, SEAC or Pecos Conference. For those of you who don't, I am an archaeologist specializing in the Midwest and Southeast U.S., particularly in the late prehistoric and early historic periods. I am emeritus associate professor of anthropology at Western Illinois University and am still active in CRM survey, research and curation. Should Ancient Society Books become profitable again, all profits will be plowed into archaeological preservation and research. Some of the books listed belong to the Upper Mississippi Valley Archaeological Research Foundation (UMVARF) which will receive 100% of the sale price.
Most of what we will be offering will be from the traditional anthropological fields of Archaeology, Ethnology, Ethnohistory and Physical Anthropology with a few on linguistics. There are also a few on such fields as Applied, Medical Anthropology etc. We will also be listing books on method, theory, dating, geology, environment, flora, fauna etc.
We have had time to list only a very small portion of our inventory, though the list is growing. To begin with we are listing only those books selling for $25 or more or for which we have multiple copies, but we have many which sell for less which will ultimately be listed. You are invited to fill out the form on the Search Source page or to give me a call if you need a book we have not listed. Most of our material deal with the New World and we have a selection up which covers the Hemisphere. As I write this we are working on a collection from the Southeastern U.S. What will go up next depends on what is in the next boxes opened. A few series which will not get up for a while include: Papers of the New World Archaeological Foundation; Publications of the Middle American Research Institute (Tulane) and the University of Kentucky Reports in Anthropology and Archaeology. Of course, we have many Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports and Bulletins. If you need publications in these series, give me a call or fill out the Search Source page.
Selling books is not all I do and so far I am the only who will be handling orders and questions, so there may occasional delays in getting your orders out, but they should not be more than a few days. If I will be gone for several days I will put the site on vacation mode.
So, take a look and keep checking back at the growing list. If you are looking for something in particular, let me know and I'll try to help. Your comments are always welcome. Please share the address with your colleagues. Thanks and good reading.
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