The Department of Archaeology at the University of York is among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of archaeology. Our staff and students publish in and contribute to world-leading journals in the discipline, ensuring new archaeological research is made available to all. Below you will find details of a few of the journals which are edited or co-edited in the Department of Archaeology. You can also explore the archives of over 40 more journals, series and books via the Archaeology Data Service.
Internet Archaeology is an open access (free to read), independent, not-for-profit journal, operating only to sustain itself. The journal publishes quality academic content and explores the potential of digital publication through the inclusion of video, audio, searchable data sets, full-colour images, visualisations, animations and interactive mapping. Internet Archaeology is international in scope, a journal without borders, and all content is peer-reviewed. Internet Archaeology is hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and digitally archived by the Archaeology Data Service. Internet Archaeology has been awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals Seal in recognition of our high standards in publishing best practice, preservation and openness. Internet Archaeology was established in 1995 and has been publishing online since 1996.
Internet Archaeology is edited by Judith Winters.
The Post Hole was established in 2008 by students in the Department of Archaeology and since then has become the premier student-run archaeology journal in the UK, receiving a high commendation by the British Archaeological Awards in July 2014. Its editorial team is still led by students in the Department.
Medieval Archaeology is the annual peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology. The Society was established to study evidence of the past, whether standing buildings, landscapes, buried remains or artefacts in museums. Membership of the Society is open to all those interested in medieval archaeology and members receive two issues of the jouranl and two issues of the Society Newsletter per year. The journal's remit covers the archaeology of the medieval period, especially in the UK and Ireland. Back issues of the journal (Medieval Archaeology: volumes 1 to 50) are are available free-of-charge online via the Archaeology Data Service.
Geoarchaeology is an interdisciplinary journal published six times per year (in January, March, May, July, September and November). It presents the results of original research at the methodological and theoretical interface between archaeology and the geosciences and includes within its scope: interdisciplinary work focusing on understanding archaeological sites, their environmental context, and particularly site formation processes and how the analysis of sedimentary records can enhance our understanding of human activity in Quaternary environments.
Geoarchaeology is co-edited by Sarah Sherwood (University of the South, USA) and Kevin Walsh.
Mesolithic Miscellany was established in 1980 by T. Douglas Price, University of Wisconsin, following discussions at the International Conference on the Mesolithic in Potsdam in 1978. Originally a newsletter that was published twice-a-year, it included any information relevant to the European Mesolithic, and was posted out for a small subscription fee to 69 subscribers. It was attached to the UISPP/IUPPS until 1987. The journal publishes research reports, book reviews, synopses of recent excavations and research, statements for debate, conference summaries, radiocarbon dates, announcements, and summaries or abstracts of recent publications to inform readers of current developments in the field.
During her editorship of the journal, Nicky Milner initiated a project to scan the entire back catalogue (1980-1996) of Mesolithic Miscellany. The project was generously funded by the Department of Archaeology and could not have been undertaken without the Archaeology Data Service. Please follow the link to access Mesolithic Miscellany's entire back catalogue.
The Finds Research Group is the UK's key forum for archaeologists and museum professionals interested in researching artefacts of the Anglo-Saxon, Viking, medieval and post-medieval periods. In particular, the FRG provides a means by which specialists, finds workers, museum professionals and other interested persons can communicate and discuss topics relevant to the subject of finds identification and interpretation. It produces the regular Finds Group Datasheets, which communicate recent research and helpful identification guides on a range of post-Roman material culture. Steve Ashby was Editor from 2008-2014 and is the current Awards Officer.
The Archaeological Journal is the prestigious peer-reviewed publication of the Royal Archaeological Institute. Published since 1844, the Journal contains research articles, fieldwork reports and major syntheses and analyses, addressing archaeological theory and method applied to all periods of the human past from earliest prehistory to recent times. The journal focuses its attention on England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and neighbouring islands and regions. It also provides examples of the application of the latest approaches and directions in archaeological research of global interest and relevance. The Journal also includes an extensive reviews section providing current scholarly assessments of recent publications.
The journal is edited by Lisa-Marie Shillito (University of Newcastle upon Tyne). The Editorial Committee comprises William J. Britnell, Margaret Nieke and Steve Ashby.