April 16, 2017
— Coming to you in Fall 2017/Spring 2018 from the University of Washington Press…our new book “Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing.” Scroll below to find the 30% promo code for pre-orders!
Many thanks to my co-editor, all the authors, and other contributors – especially tattoo artists, illustrators, tattoo bearers, other peeps – interviewed/featured in the book, including Julia Mage’au Gray (Mekeo), Nata Richards (Hula), Ranu James (Motu), Elle Mana-Festin and Mark of the Four Waves, Tea Mihaljevic, Sasha Aleksandar, Zele Tetoviranje, Dave Mazierski, Marjorie Tahbone (Inupiaq/Kiowa), Moriah Sallaffie (Yup’ik), Qaiyaan Harcharek (Inupiaq), Dion Kaszas (‘Nlaka’pamux), Michael Galban (Washoe/Mono Lake Paiute), Carla Wells Listener (Cree), Ryan Mallari, Whang-Od (Kalinga), Coastal Papua New Guinea elders, St. Lawrence Island Yupik elders, Charles Hamm and Peter van der Helm, among others…
1. New Tattoos from Ancient Egypt: Defining Marks of Culture
2. Burik: Tattoos of the Ibaloy Mummies of Benguet, North Luzon, Philippines
3. Reviving Tribal Tattoos of the Philippines
4. The Mummification Process Among the ‘Fire Mummies’ of Kabayan: A Paleohistological Note
Dario Piombino-Mascali, Ronald G. Beckett, Orlando V. Abinion, and Dong Hoon Shin
5. Identifications of Iron Age Tattoos from The Altai-Sayan Mountains In Russia
6. Neo-Pazyryk Tattoos: A Modern Revival
Colin Dale and Lars Krutak
7. Recovering the Nineteenth-Century European Tattoo: Collections, Contexts, and Techniques
8. After You Die: Preserving Tattooed Skin
Aaron Deter-Wolf and Lars Krutak
9. The Antiquity of Tattooing in Southeast Europe
Petar N. Zidarov
10. Balkan Ink: Europe’s Oldest Living Tattoo Tradition
11. Archaeological Evidence for Tattooing in Polynesia and Micronesia
12. Reading Between Our Lines: Tattooing in Papua New Guinea
13. Scratching the Surface: Mistaken Identifications of Tattoo Tools from Eastern North America
Aaron Deter-Wolf, Benoît Robitaille, and Isaac Walters
14. Native North American Tattoo Revival
15. The Discovery of a Sarmatian Tattoo Toolkit in Russia
16. Further Evaluation of Tattooing Use-Wear on Bone Tools
Aaron Deter-Wolf and Tara Nicole Clark
17. What to Make of the Prehistory of Tattooing in Europe?
18. Sacrificing the Sacred: Tattooed Prehistoric Ivory Figures of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
19. A Long Sleep: Reawakening Tattoo Traditions in Alaska
I think you will enjoy it as much as we do!!
Egyptian faience figurine with decoration possibly representing tattoos from the Middle Kingdom, 2050 BCE – 1800 BCE. Photograph by Renée Friedman. British Museum, London (EA 52863)
Cheers, God Bless, and Happy Reading!!