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ASU Anthropological Research Papers

Established in 1969 and published under Arizona Board of Regents copyright, the Arizona State University Anthropological Research Papers (ARP) is a peer-reviewed monograph series dedicated to the publication of original monograph-length single-authored or collected works concerned with topics generally regarded as anthropological in nature. All aspects of anthropology are considered for publication; there are no geographical or subdisciplinary restrictions. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the current editor, G.A. Clark.

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International Journal of Paleopathology

The International Journal of Paleopathology (IJPP) carves out a dedicated academic space for interdisciplinary communication, collaboration and cutting-edge research in the investigation of diseases from skeletal and soft-tissue remains. Published by Elsevier and edited by renowned ASU bioarchaeologist Jane Buikstra, IJPP is the designated journal of the Paleopathology Association. In addition to publishing significant scholarship on paleopathology, it invites exploration of the ways in which methods of studying physical remains can be applied to the reconstruction of health, disease and life histories in the past.

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Reports in Digital Archaeology

Reports in Digital Archaeology, produced by Digital Antiquity (DA), is a series devoted to issues related to archaeological information, including research and practice in digital archiving of archaeological materials; policy and other challenges facing the preservation of archaeological results, advanced uses of the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), research projects funded by the DA-tDAR Grants Program; and major data accessions or partnerships.


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Field Methods

Focusing on empirical tests of new methods for collecting, analyzing and presenting data on human thought and human behavior and new uses for existing methods, Field Methods is an indispensable tool for scholars, students and professionals who do fieldwork. Editor H. Russell Bernard, associate editor Amber Wutich and member of the editorial board Daniel Hruschka are faculty in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.


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Bioarchaeology International

This quarterly journal co-edited by ASU bioarchaeologist Brenda J. Baker will provide a new outlet for rigorous peer-reviewed publication of substantive articles in the growing field of bioarchaeology, augmenting the book series already published by the University of Florida Press. 


Recent Books

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Analyzing Qualitative Data: Systematic Approaches

H. Russell Bernard, Research Professor of Social Science; Amber Wutich, Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology; Gery W. Ryan, Sr. Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corp.



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At Home with the Aztecs

Michael E. Smith, Professor of Archaeology




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Bioarchaeology of Ethnogenesis in the Colonial Southeast

Christopher M. Stojanowski, Associate Professor of Bioarchaeology




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A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Robert Boyd, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology




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Fat Planet: Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital

Alexendra Brewis Slade, Professor of Anthropology and Eileen Anderson-Fye




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How Humans Evolved (7th Edition)

Robert Boyd, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, and Joan Silk, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology



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Japanese American Ethnicity: In Search of Heritage and Homeland Across Generations

Takeyuki Tsuda, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology




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Migration & Disruptions

Brenda J. Baker, Associate Professor of Bioarchaeology, and Takeyuki Tsuda, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology




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The Paleobiology of Australopithecus

Kaye Reed, President's Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, John G. Fleagle, Distinguished Professor of Anatomical Sciences (Stony Brook School of Medicine), and Richard E. Leakey, Professor of Anthropology (Stony Brook University)



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Rethinking the Aztec Economy

Michael Smith, Professor of Archaeology; Deborah Nichols; and Frances Berdan




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Slow Anthropology: Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien (Studies on Southeast Asia)

Hjorleifur Jonsson, Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology




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Studies in Forensic Biohistory: Anthropological Perspectives

Christopher Stojanowski, Professor of Bioarchaeology and William N. Duncan


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Surplus: The Politics of Production and the Strategies of Everyday Life

Christopher T. Morehart, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, and Kristin De Lucia, Assistant Professor of Archaeology (Weber State University)