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Historical Archaeology posts reviews on the SHA website at the same time that the journal issues are sent to the printers. Titles and authors of all reviews appear in the table of contents of the print edition, and review text appears online. This ensures timely reviews and frees up room in the journal for additional articles. Reviews are assigned HA page numbers, and the citation appears as follows:

Staniforth, Mark 2007   Review of An Archaeological Guide to British Ceramics in Australia, 1788-1901, by Alasdair Brooks. Historical Archaeology 41(2):163-164.

Books, lengthy articles, websites, or films for reviews published on the SHA website should be sent to:
Michael P. Roller, 2402 3rd Street, NE, Washington, D.C., 20002 [mke.roller@gmail.com]

If you are interested in reviewing a book for SHA please also contact Michael P. Roller, 2402 3rd Street, NE, Washington, D.C., 20002 [mke.roller@gmail.com].  For more information on the book review process please read our book-review guidelines.



Book Reviews 50(4)


Book Reviews 50(2)


Book Reviews 49(4)

Book Reviews 49(2)


  • Book Reviews 48(2) (PDF)
    • Babits and Gandulla (editors): The Archaeology of French and Indian War Frontier Forts
      Kate Egner Gruber
    • Browman: Cultural Negotiations: The Role of Women in the Founding of Americanist Archaeology
      Kristen R. Fellows
    • Cipolla: Becoming Brothertown: Native American Ethnogenesis and Endurance in the Modern World
      Marshall Joseph Becker
    • Dalglish (editor): Archaeology, the Public and the Recent Past
      Helen Keremedjiev
    • Haendel (editor): Old Myths and New Approaches: Interpreting Ancient Religious Sites in Southeast Asia
      Alasdair Brooks
    • Hayes: Slavery Before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island’s Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651–1884
      Gaynell Stone
    • Hubka: Houses without Names: Architectural Nomenclature and the Classification of America’s Common Houses.
      Hayden F. Bassett
    • Kelso (editor): Archaeology of Early European Colonial Settlement in the Emerging Atlantic World.
      Shannon Dunn
    • Knappett (editor): Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction
      Jamieson-Lee Scott
    • Morin: The Legacy of American Copper Smelting: Industrial Heritage versus Environmental Policy
      Maclaren North
    • Posnansky: Africa and Archaeology: Empowering an Expatriate Life
      Joanna Behrens
    • Piker: The Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler: Telling Stories in Colonial America
      Chris Espenshade
    • Richards and Seeb (editors): The Archaeology of Watercraft Abandonment
      Ronald Grayson
    • Rothschild: New York City Neighborhoods: The 18th Century
      Scott D. Stull
    • Staniforth (editor): Historical Perspectives on Preventive Conservation
      Owen W. Sutton
    • Sullivan and Mackay (editors): Archaeological Sites: Conservation and Management
      John M. Chenoweth
  • Book Reviews 48(4) (PDF)
    • Gibson: Ceramic Makers’ Marks
      Thomas E. Beaman, Jr.
    • Geier, Scott, and Babits (editors): From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War
      Drew A. Gruber
    • Horning: Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic
      James G. Gibb
    • Lyttleton: The Jacobean Plantations in Seventeenth-Century Offaly: An Archaeology of a Changing World
      Luke J. Pecoraro
    • Mathers, Mitchem, and Haecker (editors): Native and Spanish New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast
      Tsim D. Schneider
    • Means (editor): Shovel Ready: Archaeology and Roosevelt’s New Deal for America
      David Gerald Orr

    • Mehler (editor): Historical Archaeology in Central Europe
      Craig Lukezic
    • Mitchell-Cook: A Sea of Misadventures: Shipwreck and Survival in Early America
      Heather Hatch
    • Murray: American Anthropology & Company: Historical Explorations
      Tom Flanigan
    • Peres (editor): Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology
      T. Cregg Madrigal
    • Pope (editor) with Lewis-Simpson: Exploring Atlantic Transitions: Archaeologies of Transience and Permanence in New Found Lands
      Lynn L.M. Evans
    • Rice: Space-Time Perspectives on Early Colonial Moquegua
      S. Piddock
    • Stojanowski: Mission Cemeteries, Mission Peoples: Historical and Evolutionary Dimensions of Intracemetery Bioarchaeology in Spanish Florida
      Elizabeth Terese Newman
    • Thompson and Thomas (editors): Life among the Tides: Recent Archaeology on the Georgia Bight
      Tsim D. Schneider
    • Wetherington and Levine (editors): Battles and Massacres on the Southwestern Frontier: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives
      Smoke Pfeiffer