International Journal of Historical Archaeology is an authoritative resource for scholarly research on this rapidly growing field. Articles contributed by an international body of experts present the latest theoretical, methodological, and site-specific research. Exploring a wide-range of topics, the journal focuses on the post-1492 period and includes studies reaching into the Late Medieval period. In addition, the journal makes global connections between sites, regions, and continents.

International Journal of Historical Archaeology meets the needs of archaeologists, students, historians, and historical preservationists as well as practitioners of closely related disciplines.

Included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS (https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/erihplus/about/index): The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) was created and developed by European researchers under the coordination of the Standing Committee for the Humanities (SCH) of the European Science Foundation (ESF).  

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2020:  0.347

74 out of 286 on the Archeology (Arts and Humanities) list
176 out of 445 on the Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) list
330 out of 697 on the Geography, Planning and Development list
120 out of 1251 on the History list

SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020: 0.618

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2020: 1.2

h-index: 25

Highlights:

  • Focuses on the post-1492 period and includes studies reaching into the Late Medieval period
  • Establishes global connections between sites, regions, and continents
  • Presents the latest theoretical, methodological, and site-specific research

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  • Charles E. Orser Jr.
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  • Free to Access through July 31: Community Archaeology of the African Diaspora

    This remarkable collection broadens our current knowledge about the practical advantages of engaging with local communities during the archaeological investigation of the New World African past. Each contributor’s in-depth study forcefully demonstrates the societal significance of archaeological research conscientiously conducted in an atmosphere of openness and inclusion. The authors taking part in this important special issue of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology bring to light notable elements of the African diaspora and unequivocally substantiate the long-lasting consequences of community archaeology. This special issue, “Community Archaeology of the African Diaspora” edited by V. Camille Westmont and Elizabeth Clay, offers inspiring lessons for the future of collaborative archaeology.

  • Special Issue Table of Contents: Community Archaeology of the African Diaspora

    See the Table of Contents for IJHA's latest special issue, "Community Archaeology of the African Diaspora," edited by Elizabeth C. Clay and V. Camille Westmont. Includes links to the articles. 

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1573-7748
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