This book fills the intellectual gap between contemporary archaeology and cutting edge understandings of kinship emerging in current ethnographic research.
—Archaeological Review from Cambridge
Ensor's book is a tour de force that is certain to deeply impact the practice of archaeology.
— Peter N. Peregrine, co-author of Anthropology
Ensor dares go where few archaeologists have gone for decades when he identifies the study of kinship as a major goal of archaeological research. This is not the archaeological study of kinship of the 1960s and 1970s but rather an approach fully grounded in current post-processual theory.
—David E. Doyel, Arizona Archaeological Society