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Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Editor: V. Roux; M.E. Beck

ISSN: 1072-5369 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7764 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10816

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Valentine Roux
CNRS, University of Paris-Nanterre, France

Margaret Beck
University of  Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

Founding Editor:

Michael Brian Schiffer
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Former Editors:

Catherine M. Cameron, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

James M. Skibo, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA


Advisory Board:

James R. Allison, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

John Arthur, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Marie Balasse, CNRS, University of Paris Ouest-Ladéfense, France

Edward Banning, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Nicholas Conard, Universität Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany

Liam Frink, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Leore Grosman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Corinne Hofman, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

Simon Holdaway, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Lisa Kealhofer, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA, USA

Carl Knappett, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Kenneth Kvamme, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK, USA

Nicola Masini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy

Kostalena Michelaki, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

Barbara Mills, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Catherine Perlès, University of Paris-Nanterre, Nanterre, France

Roberto Risch, University Autonoma of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Stephen Shennan, University College London, London, UK

Izumi Shimada, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA

Monica Smith, University of California-Los Angeles, CA, USA

Joanna Sofaer, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Todd Surovell, University of Wyoming, WY, USA

Anne Underhill, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

LuAnn Wandsnider, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

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    The Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, the leading journal in its field,  presents original articles that address method- or theory-focused issues of current archaeological interest and represent significant explorations on the cutting edge of the discipline.   The journal also welcomes topical syntheses that critically assess and integrate research on a specific subject in archaeological method or theory, as well as examinations of the history of archaeology.    Written by experts, the articles benefit an international audience of archaeologists, students of archaeology, and practitioners of closely related disciplines.  Specific topics covered in recent issues include:  the use of nitche construction theory in archaeology,  new developments in the use of soil chemistry in archaeological interpretation, and a model for the prehistoric development of clothing.  The Journal's distinguished Editorial Board includes archaeologists with worldwide archaeological knowledge (the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Africa), and expertise in a wide range of methodological and theoretical issues. 

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