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World Archaeology was established specifically to deal with archaeology on a world-wide multiperiod basis. Since it was founded in 1969 it remains a leader in its field. The five issues of the volume are each dedicated to a particular theme of current interest. Typically the fifth issue, Debates in World Archaeology , is a forum for debate, discussion and comment. All papers adopt a broad comparative approach, looking at important issues on a global scale. The members of the editorial board and the advisory board represent a wide range of interests and expertise and this ensures that the papers published in World Archaeology cover a wide variety of subject areas. Recent issues illustrate the variety of material published in World Archaeology and have included volumes dedicated to new developments in archaeological science, the application of social theory to archaeology, the archaeology of art and major syntheses of such important topics as trade and exchange. Future issues will range just as widely.

Recent Issues:

  • Archaeology of Religious Change
  • The Beginnings of Life
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Debates on World Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Legal Culture
  • Digital Imaging
  • Archaeology of Performance

‘World Archaeology is a pleasure to read, in two senses; layout and typeface are particularly easy on the eye, while the articles are clearly and attractively written, usually without waffle or jargon. World Archaeology has carved out a place for itself as one of the very few British archaeological journals since Antiquity to have adopted a truly international approach to the subject, covering all periods, areas and aspects of the human past. Its unique thematic design should ensure that its importance will be maintained for decades to come.’ Times Literary Supplement

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