The Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Publications Program consists of three series that help us to fulfill our mission. Research Series (for archeologists), Popular Series (for general readers), and Technical Papers (specialized manuals and guides) present the results of ARAS research and submissions from other qualified authors to a wide range of audiences, from professional scholars and students to K–12 teachers, government officials, and the general public. Our focus is on the archeology of Arkansas and the South, across all time periods. A Publications Committee manages the review process, and makes the final decisions on acceptance of submitted works. The ARAS Publications Editor then performs in-house editing, desktop layout and book design, and makes arrangements for printing.
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Popular Series No. 08
xii + 150 pp., 49 illus. in color and b/w
Glossary, Index & References
Price $20 (plus s&h and sales tax within AR)
Ways of the Ancestors is an introduction to the story of Arkansas's ancient American Indian inhabitants. It uses examples of archeological studies in Arkansas and adjacent areas of the South to reconstruct what life was like for the ancestors of modern American Indians, from the earliest migrations into Arkansas toward the end of the Ice Age, up to the first encounters with European explorers several millennia later.
This newest volume in our Popular Series serves as a companion to Sabo’s Paths of Our Children: Historic Indians of Arkansas (Popular Series No. 3). Learn more...
Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains: Proceedings of a Seminar at the Field Museum of Natural History organized by Jonathan Haas.
edited by Jane E. Buikstra and Douglas H. Ubelaker
Contributions by: D. Aftandilian, J. E. Buikstra, M. Finnegan, J. Haas, D. A. Kice, C. R. Nichol, D. W. Owsley, J. C. Rose, M. J. Schoeninger, G. R. Scott, C. G. Turner II, D. H. Ubelaker, P. L. Walker, and E. Weidl
This bioanthropology text and lab manual has been the standard for over 25 years. It contains summaries of methods and techniques for handling and recording all human osteological material, including dentition, with recommended essential measurements for remains of both adult and immature individuals. Nonmetric skeletal traits, pathologies, cultural modifications, and indications of diet and other behavioral characteristics are covered, among other topics. Text includes a glossary and extensive bibliography, tables, over 120 figures, and 58 pages of recording forms that can be reproduced for use in analysis.
The Central and Northern Plains (CNPO) Overviews are a set of regional archeological and bioanthropological summaries of the north central United States produced by the Arkansas Archeological Survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Written and edited by top regional scholars, these volumes are important baseline reference works for academic archeologists, students, and cultural resource managers. Summaries of sites, cultural sequences, and bioanthropology are organized in a framework of adaptation types for an overall approach emphasizing human interactions with varied and changing landscapes over the past 12,000 years.
Other volumes in this series remain in print and are available for sale through our Online Storefront.
RS45 Holocene Human Adaptations in the Missouri Prairie Timberlands
by W. Raymond Wood et al. 1995. 218 pages. 1-56349-076-5. $5.00
RS48 Archeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains
edited by Jack L. Hofman. 292 pages. 1-56349-079-X. $5.00
RS49 Bioarcheology of the North Central United States
edited by Douglas W. Owsley and Jerome C. Rose. 1997. 378 pages. 1-56349-080-3. $5.00
RS50 Archeological Literature of the North Central United States
1996. 1-56349-081-1. (CNPO) CD-ROM. $5.00
RS52 Archeology and Bioarcheology of the Northern Woodlands
by Elizabeth D. Benchley et al. 1997. 370 pages. 1-56349-083-8. $5.00
SWDO OVERVIEW VOLUMES
The Southwest Division (SWDO) Overviews are a set of regional archeological and bioanthropological summaries of the south central United States produced by the Arkansas Archeological Survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Written and edited by top regional scholars, these volumes are important baseline reference works for academic archeologists, students, and cultural resource managers. Summaries of sites, cultural sequences, and bioanthropology are organized in a framework of adaptation types for an overall approach emphasizing human interactions with varied and changing landscapes over the past 12,000 years.
RS36 The Archeological Literature of the South-Central United States edited by W. Fredrick Limp et al. 1989. I, Author Index; II-IV, Subject Index. 1049 pages. 4 volumes. 1-56349-064-1. Out of Print, currently unavailable
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