A Book Series edited by Donald Gaff

The Midwest Archaeological Perspectives (MAP) monograph series sponsored by the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Inc. (MAC, Inc.). The series includes full-length single authored manuscripts, edited volumes by experienced archaeologists or other professionals, and revised dissertations by those having recently completed the degree. Publication of select dissertations is linked to a MAC, Inc. Dissertation Prize, with the recipient selected by the MAP Editor in consultation with the Editorial Board.  The Dissertation Prize is not necessarily an annual award, but linked to the merit of reviewed dissertations.  The parameters of the Midwest Archaeological Perspectives monograph series are as follow:

The American Midcontinent, stretching from the Appalachian Mountains to the Great Plains, and from the boreal forests of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, is home to a rich and deep multiethnic past that even after 150 years of exploration continues to fascinate scholars and the public alike. Beginning with colonization by the first Native American big game hunters, through the origins of domestic food production and construction of the largest earthen monuments in North America, and ultimately the entry of multiple colonial empires and their varying interactions with native populations, the story of the region is an exciting one of changing cultural and environmental interactions and adaptive strategies. The diverse environments that characterize the region have fostered a multiplicity of solutions to the problem of survival, ranging from complex sedentary agriculturally intensive societies to those with highly refined seasonal resource strategies keyed to timed movement and social flexibility.

To explore this region from new and different vantage points, the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Inc. and the University of Notre Dame Press are pleased to partner in the Midwest Archaeological Perspectives series, a unique collaborative book series intended for a broad range of professional and interested lay audiences. The books published in Midwest Archaeological Perspectives will be the most compelling and current works of archaeological narrative and insight for the region, with a temporal scope encompassing the span of human use of the region from the first colonizing Paleoindian cultures to the more recent historical past. The series explores both old questions tackled from new perspectives, and new and interesting questions arising from the deployment of cutting edge theory and method.

In addition to publishing winning dissertations, MAP publishes books on the archaeology of the midcontinent. MAP books can be found at: https://undpress.nd.edu/books/?series=midwest-archaeological-perspectives

For questions, nominations, or manuscript submissions, contact: Donald Gaff (MAP Series Editor) donald.gaff@uni.edu.