Historical Archaeology is the scholarly journal of The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) and the leading journal in the study of the archaeology of the modern era. The journal publishes articles on a broad range of historic and archaeological areas of interests such as slavery, gender, race, ethnicity, social class, globalization, industry, landscapes, material culture, battlefields, and much more.

Historical Archaeology is published quarterly and is a benefit of SHA membership. The journal was first published in 1967, the year SHA was founded. Although most contributors and reviewers are member of the Society, membership is not required to submit manuscripts for publication in Historical Archaeology. Scholarship and pertinence are the determining factors in selecting contribution for publication in SHA’s journal.

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SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.380

83 out of 263 on the Archeology (Arts and Humanities) list

203 out of 1138 on the History list

88 out of 254 on the Archeology (Social Sciences) 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) 2018: 0.648

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 2018: 0.50

  • The leading journal in the field of historical archaeology, or the archaeology of the modern historic period
  • Provides latest coverage of theoretical and methodological advances in historical archaeology from throughout the world
  • Includes research articles, book reviews, and technical briefs articles
  • Two topical thematic issues are published each year
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  • Christopher N Matthews
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Submission to first decision: 64 days
Downloads: 28,320 (2018)


  1. Content type: Original Article


    Authors: Mark P. Leone, Tracy Jenkins, Stefan Woehlke, Kathryn Deeley, Brittany Hutchinson, Elizabeth Pruitt and Benjamin A. Skolnik

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