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Journal of Archaeological Research

Journal of Archaeological Research

Co-Editor: G.M. Feinman; T.D. Price

ISSN: 1059-0161 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7756 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10814

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Virtual Issue: Celebrating 25 Years!

The last 25 years have been an extraordinary period for the discipline of archaeology. This has been a time of enormous growth in the field, an increasing influence of impactful archaeology, the powerful amalgamation of theoretical perspectives, and revolutionary technological developments. This has been a global phenomenon; the practice of archaeology almost everywhere has witnessed expansion and change. There has probably been a tenfold increase in basic archaeological knowledge during this period (if such things were measurable).
The Journal of Archaeological Research has participated in this growth and development in the field and hopefully helped make the information explosion more manageable. Begun in 1993, the journal has provided a means for experts in specific suites of archaeological literature to share knowledge with colleagues and to present prioritized research agendas for the areas of their expertise with colleagues who investigate other regions or approach issues from alternate perspectives. By so doing, our express aim was to counter a trend toward hyper-specialization and to facilitate dialogue and comparison. The relatively high impact factor of the journal suggests that it is working. Articles in the journal are often read and frequently cited.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, and in conjunction with our editor and publisher, Teresa Krauss and Springer, we are making available ten articles that we, the journal editors, believe exemplify the kinds of published works that fit the mission of this journal. Although far from uniform in their approaches, the authors of these ten articles present their topics in ways that in our opinion effectively draw in their colleagues who are perhaps less familiar with the bodies of literature under discussion. They also illustrate the diversity of themes and topics that the Journal of Archaeological Research has presented in our first quarter century. Access all articles for free until August 16, 2017.
In closing, we thank our Editorial Board members and all of the authors, reviewers, and readers of this publication for their support, advice, and interest over the years.
Gary M. Feinman and T. Douglas Price

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    Journal of Archaeological Research brings together the most recent international research summaries on a broad range of topics and geographical areas.

    This authoritative review journal improves access to the growing body of information and literature through the publication of original critical articles, each in a 25-40 page format. Peer-reviewed, state-of-the-art studies on a selected topic cover important fieldwork and discoveries, and survey recently published literature in the featured area.


    Rated 'A' in the Australian Research Council Humanities and Creative Arts Journal List.  For more information, visit: http://www.arc.gov.au/era/journal_list.htm 

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    Archeology 1 out of 96
    Archeology (Arts and Humanities) 1 out of 59
    Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) 1 out of 243

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