Forthcoming Publications

Barbara L. Stark

The Archaeology of Political Organization is an examination of settlement in the rich coastal plain of lowland Mesoamerica, which was wealthy by Mesoamerican values with fertile soil and tropical commodities such as jaguars, cacao, avian species with bright plumage, and...

Javier Fonseca Santa Cruz and Brian S. Bauer

The Wari State was the first expansionistic power to develop in the Andean highlands.  Emerging in the area of modern Ayacucho (Peru) around AD 650, the Wari expanded to control much of the central Andes by the time of their collapse at...

Richard G. Lesure

Paso de la Amada, an archaeological site in the Soconusco region of the Pacific coast of Mexico, was among the earliest sedentary, ceramic-using villages of Mesoamerica. With an occupation that extended across 140 ha in 1600 BC, it was also one of the largest communities of its era. First...

William A. Parkinson, Attila Gyucha, and Richard W. Yerkes

The transition from the Neolithic period to the Copper Age in the northern Balkans and the Carpathian Basin was marked by significant changes in material culture, settlement layout and organization, and mortuary practices that indicate fundamental social transformations in...