List of Archaeology Journals

This is a list of archaeology publications (those that focus primarily on archaeology) that present original research, peer reviewed or not. There are currently 61 open access, 113 print only, and 78 (must pay) print and/or on-line journals in this list. Sorry, only English language journals- not a reflection of anything else but my own short comings when it comes to languages :(.

UPDATE: A list of 259 open access publications in multiple languages can be found here.

Please let me know of any broken links in the comment section or of any journals I have missed. Thank you.

The full Alphabetical list is below but these journals are categorized in the following sections: Open Access, Print and/or Online (costs money to access), Print Only.                  To see these sections click on these links or on the menu above.

Accordia Research Papers
ACOR’s newsletter
Acta Archaeologica
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis
Aegean Archaeology
African Archaeological Review
African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter
Almatourism-Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development
American Antiquity
American Journal of Archaeology
Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Anatolian Studies
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia
Ancient Mesoamerica
Ancient TL
Andean Past
Annual of the British School at Athens
Anthroplogical Science
Antiquaries Journal
Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
Archaeologia Aeliana
Archaeologia Bulgarica
Archaeologia Cambrensis
Archaeologia Cantiana
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Archaeological Dialogues
Archaeological Journal
Archaeological Prospection
Archaeological Review from Cambridge
Archaeology Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia
Archaeology in Montana
Archaeology in Oceania
Archaeology of Eastern North America
Archeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture
Archeologia E Calcolatori
Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association
Arheološki vestnik
Arkeotek Journal
Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific
ASNJ Bulletin
Assemblage- The Sheffield graduate journal of archaeology
Australasian Historical Archaeology
Australian Archaeology
Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
Before Farming- The archaeology and anthropology of huter-gathers
Berkshire Archaeological Journal
British Archaeology
British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan
Bronze Age Review
Bulletin- MAS
Bulletin- New York State Archaeological Association
Bulletin of the Asia Institute
Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society
Buried History
Byzantina Symmeikta
Cambridge Archaeological Journal
Canadian Journal of Archaeology
Central States Archaeology Journal
Church Archaeology
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage
Cornish Archaeology
Current Research in the Pleistocene
Current Swedish Archaeology
Dean Archaeology
Derbyshire Archaeological Journal
Documenta Praehistorica
East Riding Archaeologist
Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology
ESAF Bulletin
Essex Journal
European Archaeologists
European Journal of Archaeology
Fasti On Line Documents & Research
Florida Anthropologist
Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology Annual Journal
Goodwin Series
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies
Hampshire Studies: Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club & Archaeological Society
Hawaiian Archaeology
Heritage & Society
Heroic Age
Historic Environment: Policy and Practice
Historical Archaeology
Idaho Archaeologist
Illinois Antiquity
Illinois Archaeology
INA Quarterly
Indian Archaeology – A Review
Industrial Archaeology Review
Institut za Archeologiju u Zagrebu. Prilozi
International Association for Obsidian Studies Bulletin
International Journal of Architectural Heritage
International Journal of Conservation Science
International Journal of Cultural Property
International Journal of Heritage Studies
International Journal of Historical Archaeology
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
International Preservation News
Internet Archaeology
Israel Exploration Journal
Journal Akkadica
Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture
Journal of African Archaeology
Journal of Alabama Archaeology
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Journal of Archaeological Research
Journal of Archaeological Science
Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries
Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology
Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe
Journal of Caribbean Archaeology
Journal of Conflict Archaeology
Journal of Cuneiform Studies
Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
Journal of Field Archaeology
Journal of Heritage Tourism
Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology
Journal of Iowa Archaeological Society
Journal of Irish Archaeology
Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
Journal of Maritime Archaeology
Journal of Material Culture
Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology
Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology
Journal of Nordic Archaeological Science
Journal of Pacific Archaeology
Journal of Roman Archaeology
Journal of Social Archaeology
Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt
Journal of the British Archaeology Association
Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society
Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society
Journal of the Polynesian Society
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Journal of Vermont Archaeology
Journal of World Prehistory
Kansas Anthropologist
KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt
La Tierra
Latin American Antiquity
Lincolnshire History and Archaeology
Lithic Technology
Living Past
London Archaeologist
Louisiana Archaeological
Manitoba Archaeological Journal
Maryland Archeology
Medieval Archaeology
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry
Mesolithic Miscellany
Michigan Archaeologist
Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology
Minnesota Archaeologist
Mississippi Archaeology
Missouri Archaeologist
Near Eastern Archaeology
NEARA Journal
New Hampshire Archaeologist
Norfolk Archaeology
North American Archaeologist
North Carolina Archaeology
Northamptonshire Archaeology
Norwegian Archaeological Review
Nyame Akuma
Ohio Archaeologist
Online Journal in Public Archaeology
Ontario Archaeology
Open Journal of Archaeometry
Oxford Journal of Archaeology
Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology
Papers of the British School at Rome
Pennsylvania Archaeologist
Plains Anthropologist
Post Hole
Post-Medieval Archaeology
Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society
Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and natural History
Public Archaeology
Quarterly Bulletin
Queensland Archaeological Research
Rapa Nui Journal
Rock Art Research
Rosetta Journal
SAA Archaeological Record
SAS Bulletin
Saskatchewan Archaeology: The Journal of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
SCA Journal
SCA Proceedings
Scottish Archaeological Journal
Scottish Archaeology Internet reports
Somerset Archaeological and Natural History
South African Archaeological Bulletin
South Dakota Archaeology (Journal of the South Dakota Archaeological Society)
Southeastern Archaeology
Strata: The Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
Survey Review
Sussex Archaeological Collections
Technical Research Bulletin
Tel Aviv
Tennessee Archaeology
Traces in Time
Transactions- Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society
Transactions- Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland antiquarian and Archaeological Society
Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society
Transactions- The Thoroton Society is Nottinghamshire
Transactions-The Ancient Monuments Society
Ulster Journal of Archaeology
University Museums and Collections Journal
Utah Archaeology
Vernacular Architecture
Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine
Wisconsin Archeologist
World Archaeology
Wyoming Archaeologist
Yorkshire Archaeological Journal

82 Responses “List of Archaeology Journals” →

  1. frederick fuzzy carlson

    May 18, 2011

    delaware esaf reprsenative


  2. mikepitts

    May 19, 2011

    You could add British Archaeology to this list. Most of it is written by archaeologists about their own new research, often for the first time in print (not peer reviewed). Much but not all of the texts can be read free online (no illustrations) at

  3. You might add
    Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
    which has its tables of contents on-line at
    At the present it’s “you have to pay” but a few very old volumes (before 1923) have been digitised (not by DNHAS), the details being on the site. Form provided for ordering offprints, volumes of PDNHAS and other publications of the Society.

    Regards, John

  4. Hi,
    Issues of Circaea (the predecessor to Environmental Archaeology) can be freely downloaded from the Association for Environmental Archaeology’s website.
    Best wishes


  5. Sarah George

    May 21, 2011

    Thanks, Doug, great list. There’s also the Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society

    Full text from Volumes 1 – 113 (1878-1995), contents pages from 1876-2006.

    Presume you know about ARCHway and the ADS list ?

    Sarah George


  6. Oskars Ušpelis

    May 24, 2011


    can also add International Journal of Paleopathology

    P.s. great list!


  7. Henriette

    May 24, 2011

    Hi Doug,
    I thoroughly enjoy your website and the list of journals is Great! I am under the impression though that open access journals are generally not accredited and as such I cannot publish in them. Right or wrong, the h-index and the journal impact factor rule (… my career).
    Best wishes,

  8. Hi Doug,

    You might like to add Antiquity to your list. The main journal is available online and print and is peer-reviewed. The Antiquity Bulletin is online, open access and not peer-reviewed.

    The main journal has an online archive back to 1927, and the Bulletin back to 2003.

    Thanks for considering us.

    • Yes, already have you guys- listed under online but not fully open access. The list is a bit bulky at the moment so at some point I will create better catatgories of those with partial open access like you have on some of your articles. Thanks


  9. Sergey

    May 31, 2011

    Hi, Doug,
    You forgotten to add one very nice wabsite – where everybody can found a lot of archaeological magazines (Palaeoorient for example) free:)


  10. Sergey

    May 31, 2011

    and if somebody need archaeological literature in PDF or scan from Russia and Ukraine just ask me and I’ll send by skype (better variant because some files are in very big size_

  11. Excellent link by Doug on different journals!


  12. Anonymous

    October 27, 2011

    Archeologia Medievale
    partially available (1974-1995)


  13. Anonymous

    December 7, 2011

    The Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History
    It is published online in an open access format by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University, Sweden.

  14. Hi, I have a list with about 65 addresses in an Excel list, can send it to you one way or the other. I used the listing from an archaeological library to make it. Just let me know where to send the attachment.


  15. Akin Duli

    March 31, 2012

    I wont to sent my article to international juornal of archaeology, but I don’t know ….


  16. Finknottle

    July 13, 2012

    Medieval and Modern Matters is a ‘new’ archaeological: journal that might be of interest:

  17. Thanks for your time and effort in this and throughout the blog.

  18. There a journal Archive Orientální published by Oriental Institute, Prague, Czech Republic… It is peer reviewed journal mostly with contributions in English (minority is in German).

  19. You should add two journals to this list: the Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, and California Archaeology. Both are very influential in California and the Great Basin of the western U.S.

    • Thank you Richard. I am in the process of making a new list with some functionality e.g. search by topic. I will add these titles to the new list.

      PS I really enjoy the work you do with obsidian sourcing.

  20. Why not Biblical Archeology Review ? Is it a respectable magazine, for you?

  21. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR)…

  22. Very comprehensive list- thank you! I’d like to alert you to the new journal, Advances in Archaeological Practice by the Society for American Archaeology.

  23. Dear Doug,

    I have created an experimental wordpress blog called Journal Polls (see

    As a start, I set up a collection of opinion polls for a small number of archaeology journals. On the page showing this collection, a showed a link to your journal list here.

    Since the potential number of journals to be polled is huge, it might be best for me to add new polls in response to requests, since such polls are more likely to atract interest.

    Any requests to poll further archaeology journals, and any comments on the experiment are welcome!

    Thanks, Peter

    (Dr PJ Matthews, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan)


  24. Mark Wruck

    December 6, 2014

    Will The Journal of Roman Archaeology return to the list?



    December 16, 2015

    Thank you for list of Archaeology Journals

  26. You could add Archäologia Austriaca:


    • Beate Maria Pomberger

      April 2, 2016

      Sorry, but now this is the right homepage of Archaeologia Austriaca:


      • P Rockwell

        October 30, 2016

        I am a playwright and my lead character is a cantankerous, retired archeologist. In the play, I mention a top publication for which he writes. I know this may be a touchy subject here, but could you give me the names of some top academic archeological reviews (magazines) that peers across the world would generally agree to be among the most prestigious? Many thanks.

        • Honestly, pick any it does not matter. Everyone thinks their journal or the journal they post in is the bee’s knees. If you want to make your character seem real have them argue over the best. Otherwise pick some whose names you like and no one will be the wiser.


          • P Rockwell

            November 2, 2016

            I asked the question because the journal I first wrote into my play was criticised by one reader as not being ‘academic enough’ for the character I have depicted, so I really need to know which the highest regarded are in academic circles (in the UK at least).

            • Sounds as though your reader is a bit cantankerous themselves. If you need to put down a name then use ‘Antiquity’. It is old and well regarded. There is no highest but that would pass muster with your tough reader.


              • P Rockwell

                November 4, 2016

                Thank you so much for that! If you ever get to the UK, perhaps you will see the play and judge for yourself if the name of the review sounds right in context. All best. PR

              • Hello!
                I,m doing M.phil in Archaeology from TIAC QAU ISB PAKISTAN
                I have written an article” KOT-DIJI” pre -historic site of Indus Valley what should I do for publlication.

  27. “American Antiquity” needs updating

  28. Link for Norfolk Archaeology seems to be broken


  29. douglas seiler

    October 22, 2020

    Doug this is Doug, we (chemists) have spent two years testing a process to open Herculaneum type of carbonized scrolls, and have just prepared a press release. Is there a way, (we do have some money), available, to get email addresses to this list that you have prepared, so we can send out this press release.

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