Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Useable Past: What Can African Archaeology Tell Us About the Present?

    In 2019, African Archaeological Review launched a new forum: "Useable Past". The goal of the forum is to provide space for 4-6 archaeologists to use archaeological knowledge to reflect on a topic of contemporary relevance. The forum publishes critical essays (not more than 1500 words each) that make use of any aspect of archaeological knowledge to address a common topic. 

  • Society of Africanist Archaeologists

    The Society of Africanist Archaeologists is the official society of African Archaeological Review. Learn more here about SAfA's mission, executive board, and their next meeting in September of 2020 at the University of Oxford.

  • AAR Book and Media Review Guidelines

    African Archaeological Review aims to publish quality reviews of books, edited volumes, documentaries, and databases published in traditional or new media, and covering any aspect of African archaeology and related fields.

  • Introducing the New Editor-in-Chief

    Akin Ogundiran is Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology & History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where he also served as chair of the Africana Studies Department from 2008 to 2018. He earned his BA, MSc, and PhD in archaeology from Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Ibadan, and Boston University respectively.

  • Open Access Articles

    Read recently published open access articles in African Archaeological Review