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About the AJA

The American Journal of Archaeology (ISSN 0002-9114; E-ISSN 1939-828X), the journal of the Archaeological Institute of America, was founded in 1885 and is one of the world’s most distinguished and widely distributed peer-reviewed archaeological journals. The AJA reaches more than 40 countries and approximately 700 universities, learned societies, departments of antiquities, and museums. The current Editor-in-Chief is Jane B. Carter. Browse a timeline slideshow documenting the history of the AJA.

The AJA is published quarterly, in January, April, July, and October, in print and electronic formats and is available through subscription and non-subscription access options. The electronic AJA is hosted on JSTOR.

The AJA is indexed in ABS International Guide to Classical Studies, Anthropological Literature: An Index to Periodical Articles and Essays, Art Index, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Book Review Index, Current Contents–Arts & Humanities, European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH), Humanities Index, Humanities International Complete, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ), Web of Science’s Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and Wilson Web. The AJA is archived in Portico, CLOCKSS and LOCKSS, and is a member of Crossref.

Open access content is published on the AJA website. Abstracts, tables of contents, and author profiles are also freely accessible. The AJA Archive includes links to all published content from the first volume in 1885 to the present, and a powerful subject and keyword search tool allows for content discovery. Browse the Learning Resources page for listings of vetted archaeological websites, blogs, and multimedia and interactive projects.

Up-to-date AJA news is circulated via the AJA and AIA e-updates, Facebook, and academic listservs.


Submissions and Editorial Office

Jane B. Carter, Editor-in-Chief:
Christine L. Johnston, Assistant Editor:
Bethany Simpson, Editorial Assistant:

Production and Publication Office

American Journal of Archaeology
Archaeological Institute of America
44 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108-3614
Tel: 857-305-9350

Meg Sneeringer, Managing Editor:

Book Reviews Editorial Office

David L. Stone
Department of Classical Studies
University of Michigan
2160 Angell Hall
435 S State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Celia Weberg, Book Reviews Editorial Assistant

Museum Reviews Editorial Office

Josephine Shaya
Department of Classical Studies
The College of Wooster
400 East University Street
Wooster, OH 44691


Sarah Smith:

Back Issues

Sarah Smith:


Karina Casines:

Editorial Advisory Board

Thomas Tartaron, ex officio, University of Pennsylvania
Deborah Carlson, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University
John Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin
Michael B. Cosmopoulos, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Derek B. Counts, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Jan Driessen, Université Catholique de Louvain
Christopher H. Hallett, University of California, Berkeley
Yannis Hamilakis, Brown University
Timothy P. Harrison, University of Toronto
Antonis Kotsonas, University of Cincinnati
Lynne Lancaster, Ohio University
Mark Lawall, University of Manitoba
Maria Liston, University of Waterloo
Margaret M. Miles, University of California, Irvine 
Dimitri Nakassis, University of Colorado, Boulder
Lisa C. Nevett, University of Michigan
J. Theodore Peña, University of California, Berkeley
Betsey A. Robinson, Vanderbilt University
Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia
Louise Steel, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
Katherine Welch, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University