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  Subjects -> ARCHAEOLOGY (Total: 300 journals)
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Cambridge Archaeological Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
Journal of Archaeological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
European Journal of Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
American Journal of Archaeology     Partially Free   (Followers: 61)
World Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Acta Archaeologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Oxford Journal of Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
European Journal of Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Journal of Archaeological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
International Journal of Historical Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Environmental Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Medieval Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Social Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Antiquity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Archaeometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of World Prehistory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Field Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Quaternary Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Archaeological Dialogues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of African History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Near Eastern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity and Classics     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Ancient Near Eastern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Archaeological Science : Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Acta Antiqua     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
American Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Roman Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Nottingham Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Ancient Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Maritime Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Economic Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Landscapes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Industrial Archaeology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Geoarchaeology: an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Annual of the British School at Athens     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Papers of the British School at Rome     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Post-Medieval Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the British Archaeological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Conflict Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archaeology in Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archaeological Prospection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Internet Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Britannia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Radiocarbon     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Norwegian Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Cultural Property     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Archaeological Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Public Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Continuity and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ethnoarchaeology : Journal of Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Experimental Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
E&G Quaternary Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Paleopathology     Partially Free   (Followers: 10)
Palestine Exploration Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Scottish Archaeological Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Wetland Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Antiquaries Journal, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
ArcheoSciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Neolithic Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Open Archaeology Data     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ancient Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Antiqua     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Mélanges de l’École française de Rome - Moyen Âge     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology & Heritage Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Rock Art Research: The Journal of the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Egyptian History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Tel Aviv : Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Iranica Antiqua     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Antiquite Tardive     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Pacific Archaeology     Free   (Followers: 6)
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Levant     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australasian Historical Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Annuaire du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Science and Technology of Archaeological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Heritage Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Cognitive Historiography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archaeological Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Afrique : Archéologie & Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Yorkshire Archaeological Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Akroterion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Time and Mind     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Paléo     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
North American Archaeologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hortus Artium Medievalium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Islamic Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Contemporary Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Journal of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Northeast Historical Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archaeological Research in Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Lithic Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archaeofauna     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Journal of Archaeometry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Exchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archeomatica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Studia Celtica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Quaternaire     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dotawo : A Journal of Nubian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revue archéologique de l'Est     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Lithic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BABesch - Bulletin Antieke Beschaving     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Liber Annuus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archaeological Discovery     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hispania Epigraphica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Speleology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Antipoda : Revista de Antropología y Arqueología     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Estudios de Cultura Maya     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Biourbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
California Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Complutum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Revue d'Égyptologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Catalan Historical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Δελτίον Χριστιανικής Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Karthago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Trabajos de Prehistoria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Documenta Praehistorica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Iraq     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Les Cahiers de l’École du Louvre     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Zooarchaeology / Zooarchéologie canadienne     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cartagine. Studi e Ricerche     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
PaleoAmerica : A Journal of Early Human Migration and Dispersal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Artefact : the journal of the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Revue Archéologique de l’Ouest     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Atacameños     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AntropoWebzin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arqueología de la Arquitectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Geochronometria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d'Histoire des Textes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Restauro Archeologico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Florentia Iliberritana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Historical Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Layers. Archeologia Territorio Contesti     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
SAGVNTVM. Papeles del Laboratorio de Arqueología de Valencia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Les Nouvelles de l'archéologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’Alsace     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Palaeoindian Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Virtual Archaeology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archaeologiai Értesitö     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Préhistoires méditerranéennes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Glacial Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Siècles     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memorias. Revista Digital de Historia y Arqueologia desde el Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivo Español de Arqueología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ñawpa Pacha : Journal of Andean Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian Cane Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dissertationes Archaeologicae     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Prehistoria y Arqueología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La zaranda de ideas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista del Museo de Antropología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Southeastern Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revue archéologique du Centre de la France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archipel     Open Access  
ROMVLA     Open Access  
SCIRES-IT : SCIentific RESearch and Information Technology     Open Access  
The Midden     Open Access  
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Ausgrabungen und Funde in Westfalen-Lippe     Open Access  
Archäologische Informationen     Open Access  
Revista Atlántica-Mediterránea de Prehistoria y Arqueología Social     Open Access  
Cadernos do LEPAARQ     Open Access  
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage     Hybrid Journal  
Zephyrvs     Open Access  
Revista Memorare     Open Access  
Chronique des activités archéologiques de l'École française de Rome     Open Access  
Scripta Ethnologica     Open Access  
Transfers     Full-text available via subscription  
LANX: Rivista della Scuola di Specializzazione in Archeologia     Open Access  

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Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
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      Authors: Watson; Aaron, Bradley, Richard
      Pages: 219 - 230
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      DOI: 10.1017/ppr.2021.10
       
  • Hot Stone Technology at Bucklers Park, Crowthorne, Berkshire: The Use and
           Re-use of a Persistent Place During the Bronze and Iron Ages

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      Authors: Chittock; Helen, Masefield, Robert, Allison, Enid, Crone, Anne, Hamilton, Derek, Richer, Suzi, Robertson, Jackaline, Wood, Alex
      Pages: 231 - 260
      Abstract: Archaeological investigations at Bucklers Park in Crowthorne have revealed a window onto a significant later prehistoric place, which was used and revisited over 1700 years between the Early Bronze Age and later Iron Age (c. 1800–100 bc). Activity on site was based around the heating of water using fire-heated flint, producing three mounds of fire-cracked flint and burnt organic material. These ‘burnt mounds’ are known across later prehistoric Britain and Ireland, but the ways they may have been formed are uncertain, and they are arguably under-discussed in southern Britain. Whilst water was initially drawn from a stream, a series of wells were established at the site between the Middle Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, one of which contained a well-preserved log ladder. These wells were revisited and recut over long periods of time and during the Middle Iron Age the site’s function shifted dramatically when a roundhouse was constructed. The long-term use of the site, its excellent organic preservation, dating, and its location in a remote area on the Bagshot Heath, make it significant. This paper summarises the findings from the excavations, discussing the formation of the site in the context of wider research on later prehistoric burnt mounds.
      PubDate: 2021-07-21
      DOI: 10.1017/ppr.2021.8
       
  • Copper Mining in the Bronze Age at Mynydd Parys, Anglesey, Wales

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      Authors: Jenkins; David A., Timberlake, Simon, Davidson, Andrew, Mal, Kalla, Marshall, Peter, Mighall, Tim, O’Brien, Charlotte, Smith, David N.
      Pages: 261 - 291
      Abstract: The Bronze Age in Britain is now a term often used to include both the first use of copper c. 2400 bc and also tin-bronze from c. 2100 bc, all of which required the extensive use of copper. Prehistoric mining for this metal has been identified in surface and underground workings in Parys Mine, Mynydd Parys, Anglesey, although almost all of the surface workings are now obscured by the extensive deep spoil from more recent mining in the industrial period. These copper-bearing ores are in bedded lodes, together with some intruded vein deposits. The Bronze Age workings have been exposed underground where they have been intersected by the early 19th century industrial workings on and above the 16 fathom and 20 fathom levels in the Parys Mine. Spoil exposures contain stone hammers (‘mauls’), wood fragments, and charcoal; samples of the latter have been radiocarbon dated with chronological modelling suggesting activity took place in the first half of the 2nd millennium cal bc. Although relatively limited in extent, these important prehistoric mining sites are among the earliest found in the UK. They have survived due to their protection from surface erosion and limited accessibility.
      PubDate: 2021-05-24
      DOI: 10.1017/ppr.2021.4
       
 
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