This book series is oriented toward publishing full-length, peer-reviewed investigations in archaeology and anthropology, including ethnoarchaeological and ethnographic studies. It offers a platform for sharing analytical approaches and the results of in-depth multidisciplinary material studies integrated to larger research questions with the aim of better understanding ancient society at large. A holistic approach, however, goes beyond the object to recognize the artisan. Craft people form communities of practices with technological traditions operating within particular socio-cultural, economic and ideological settings. Highlighting their work by way of detailed mineral and chemical analysis is one way to apprehend and give credit to the human dimension behind materiality.
Authors wishing to publish in English, Spanish, French or German are welcome.
Book Series Editor
Dr. Isabelle Druc is specialized in Ceramic studies, Andean Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, and Ethnographic filming. She did her Ph.D. in Archaeology at the University of Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and post-doctoral studies at Yale University in the United States. She has received two excellence awards from the University of Montreal in Canada and won the 1989 Plantamour-Prévost science prize in Switzerland for her master at the University of Geneva. She has been a visiting scholar at the CNRS in France and at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Since 2000, she is affiliated to the Anthropology Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison holding positions of lecturer, honorary fellow, and was associate researcher in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). She has been involved in many archaeological and ethnographic projects in South America, South East Asia, the US and Europe, has published more than twenty five articles and eight books and has produced some 200 film documentaries and video interviews related to culture, language, ceramics, traditional arts and handicrafts. She frequently gives classes, lectures and seminars in Europe, the USA and Latin America. Beside regular fieldwork and ceramic analysis in Peru, recent work is taking her to China.