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Caryn Berg Named Archaeology Editor for Berghahn Books


We’re pleased to announce that Caryn Berg has been appointed as the first archaeology editor for Berghahn Books. For the past ten years, she was the archaeology editor for Left Coast Press, which was recently sold to Taylor and Francis. She has also worked as an educator and consulting archaeologist. Dr. Berg, who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, will work remotely from her home outside Denver.


“Caryn came to us warmly recommended by Mitch Allen, founder of Left Coast Press, with whom she built up one of the most highly regarded archaeology lists,” Publisher Marion Berghahn said.  “This will add for us a new and exciting subject to our list.”


Some of the many titles Dr. Berg acquired for Left Coast Press include The National Historic Preservation Act: Past, Present, and Future, edited by Kimball M Banks and Ann M. Scott, Digging Atari, by Andrew Reinhard, Richard Rothaus, and William Caraher and Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Mark W. Allen and Terry L. Jones.


Dr. Berg’s diverse experience informs her interest in the applications of archaeology in academia, private industry, museums, and government. In her new role with Berghahn Books, Dr. Berg will acquire books that amplify a wide range of practical archaeology methodology, theory, and case studies that represent research from around the world. She plans to attend several academic conferences for the firm including the Society for American Archaeology, the Society for Historical Archaeology, and the World Archaeological Congress.


“There is a need for a broad range of archaeological books that focus on methods, theoretical approaches, as well as case studies describing the results of research around the globe,” Dr. Berg said.   “With Berghahn Books, I will seek to meet the book needs of this wide range of archaeologists while still maintaining the scholarly standards set by the firm.”


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