The Journal of Archaeological Science is aimed at archaeologists and scientists with particular interests in advancing the development and application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. This established monthly journal publishes focus articles, original research papers and major review articles, of wide archaeological significance.
The journal provides an international forum for archaeologists and scientists from widely different scientific backgrounds who share a common interest in developing and applying scientific methods to inform major debates through improving the quality and reliability of scientific information derived from archaeological research.
The Journal of Archaeological Science is interested in papers that are:
• Presenting major advances in scientific methods and techniques in archaeology
• Showcasing innovative science
• Shaping global debates
• Addressing questions of broad significance
• Describing studies with far-reaching applicability.
If your article is concerned with the use of an established technique, please consider our sister journal Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
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In general, most independent work in Art & Archaeology begins with the selection of an object or objects or a theme on which to focus. In all cases except for the fall JIW, the student then develops an original interpretation of this material—one that does not already exist in the scholarly or critical literature and that employs modes of reasoning or methods that reflect original thinking—based on examination of the object of inquiry, review of the secondary literature, archival research, primary documents, and examination of other relevant or useful literature from other fields. A student’s particular course of research will be determined by the nature of his or her topic, thus the preceding list represents just some of the types of sources on which a student will draw in conducting his or her research, formulating his or her argument, and writing his or her paper or thesis.
Please see the Independent Work Guide for detailed information.
The Department Style Guide will assist you in formatting your work.