Stephen Houston

Stephen Houston is the Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University and the author of many books, including The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence, which won a PROSE Award in 2014.


Gallery View  List View 

  1. The Adorned Body
    How we dress our bodies—through clothing, footwear, headgear, jewelry, haircuts, and more—is key to the expression of status and identity. This idea is as true today as it was for ancient Maya civilization, yet few studies... Learn More
    Published: 4th August 2020
    Hardback | £46.00
  2. The Memory of Bones
    All of human experience flows from bodies that feel, express emotion, and think about what such experiences mean. But is it possible for us, embodied as we are in a particular time and place, to know how people of long ago thought... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2011
    Paperback | £39.00
  3. Veiled Brightness
    Color is an integral part of human experience, so common as to be overlooked or treated as unimportant. Yet color is both unavoidable and varied. Each culture classifies, understands, and uses it in different and often surprising... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2009
    Hardback | £52.00