About this book series

Historical archaeologists conduct research in every region of the globe, in Latin America, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and Europe. Historical archaeology is one of the most rapidly expanding archaeological fields, offering a breathtaking range of settings and problems as well as substantial new insights in archaeological methods and theory.

In light of this burgeoning interest, this book series is designed as a venue for works that focus on historical archaeology throughout the world. Historical archaeology is defined here as the archaeology of the post-1415 (or modern) era rather than as a methodology. This global reach emphasizes crucial themes in anthropology and history of the modern era, such as slavery, gender, race, industrialization, consumerism, and urbanism. The contemporary relevance of historical archaeology is shown in its longstanding focus on dynamics of repression, oppression, violence, and authoritarianism as well as heritage, memory, and the political uses of the past. Historical archaeological studies thus offer powerful perspectives for understanding pivotal of the past and today.


The series aims for original scholarship ranging from local to global contexts, intersectional issues, and theoretical-methodological contributions.  


Book proposals and complete manuscripts of 200 or more pages are welcome. Original monographs will be peer reviewed. Edited volumes and conference proceedings will be considered provided that the chapters are individually refereed. 

Initial proposals can be sent to the Publishing Editor. Proposals should include:


• A short synopsis of the work or the introduction chapter


• The proposed Table of Contents


• The CV of the lead author(s)


• If available: one sample chapter


We aim to make a first decision within 1 month of submission. In case of a positive first decision the work will be provisionally contracted: the final decision about publication will depend upon the result of the anonymous peer review of the complete manuscript. We aim to have the complete work peer-reviewed within 3 months of submission.


For more information, please contact the Publishing Editor.  
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Series Editor
  • Kathryn Sampeck,
  • Luis Symanski

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