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Archaeology: Journal Articles & Databases

Information about books, journals, databases and other useful archaeology resources

Some Key Archaeology Journals in English

the journal of the Institute of Archaeollogists of

Journal of Irish Archaeology

The journal of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland

American Journal of Archaeology

American Journal of Archaeology

The journal of the Archaeological Institute of America

Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa journal

Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa

Journal of the British Institute in Eastern Africa

European Journal of Archaeology journal

European Journal of Archaeology

The journal o f the European Association of Archaeologists

International journal of nautical archaeology

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

The journal of the Nautical Archaeology Society in the UK.

Journal of island and coastal archaeology

Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology

The journal of the Island and Coastal Archaeology Special Interest Group of the Society for American Archaeology.

Journal of waternaty science

Journal of Quaternary Science

The journal of the Quaternary Research Association

Oxford Journal of Archaeology

Oxford Journal of Archaeology

A journal of the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, UK.

Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society

Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society

The journal of the Prehistoric Society, UK

Quaternary International journal

Quaternary International

The journal of the International Union for Quaternary Research

Vegetation history and archaeobotany journal

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

The journal of Quaternary plant ecology, palaeoclimate and ancient agriculture - official organ of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany

What Is Peer Review?

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Key Databases for Archaeology

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.


ARTstor is a non-profit initiative, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields.

Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.

International Medieval Bibliography

Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range 450 to 1500, and includes articles (from both journals and miscellanies, e.g. Festschriften), review articles, scholarly notes and similar literature.


Content in JSTOR spans many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.

ScienceDirect Journals

ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Includes online eBooks, reference works, handbooks, book series, journal titles and backfiles.

Web of Science

This multidisciplinary research platform lets users search numerous databases simultaneously via one interface.

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