Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress (​​​​​ offers a venue for debates and topical issues, through peer-reviewed articles, reports and reviews. It emphasizes contributions that seek to recenter (or decenter) archaeology, and that challenge local and global power geometries.

Areas of interest include ethics and archaeology; public archaeology; legacies of colonialism and nationalism within the discipline; the interplay of local and global archaeological traditions; theory and archaeology; the discipline’s involvement in projects of memory, identity, and restitution; and rights and ethics relating to cultural property, issues of acquisition, custodianship, conservation, and display.

Recognizing the importance of non-Western epistemologies and intellectual traditions, the journal publishes some material in nonstandard format, including dialogues; annotated photographic essays; transcripts of public events; and statements from elders, custodians, descent groups and individuals.

Included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) PLUS
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: 0.633. 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.

32 out of 286 on the Archeology (Arts and Humanities) list

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020: 0.778. 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: 1.4

h-index: 19


  • Official journal of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC)
  • Emphasizes contributions that seek to recenter archaeology, and that challenge local and global power geometries
  • Covers issues of cultural property, acquisition, custodianship, conservation, and display
  • Offers material in nonstandard format, including dialogue, photographic essays, and statements of elders, descent groups and custodians

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  • John Carman,
  • Kathryn Weedman Arthur
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