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Edited By: Gary Huckleberry and Jamie C. Woodward

Impact Factor: 1.344

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 117/184 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1520-6548


Aims and Scope

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. Manuscripts should examine the interrelationship between archaeology and the various disciplines within Quaternary science and the Earth Sciences more generally, including, for example: geology, geography, geomorphology, pedology, climatology, oceanography, geochemistry, geochronology, and geophysics. We also welcome papers that deal with the biological record of past human activity through the analysis of faunal and botanical remains and palaeoecological reconstructions that shed light on past human-environment interactions. The journal also welcomes manuscripts concerning the examination and geological context of human fossil remains as well as papers that employ analytical techniques to advance understanding of the composition and origin or material culture such as, for example, ceramics, metals, lithics, building stones, plasters, and cements. Such composition and provenance studies should be strongly grounded in their geological context through, for example, the systematic analysis of potential source materials.


Archaeologists · geologists · researchers in museums and government agencies · cultural resources management programs · Members of the Society of American Archaeology, Geological Society of America/Archaeological Division, Geological Society of America/Quarternary & Geomorphology Division, Society for Archaeological Science, or American Quarternary Association.

Members of the Archaeological Geology or the Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology divisions of the Geological Society of America qualify for the group rate of $105/year. The rate for Division members outside North America is $153. The offer is for personal subscriptions only (subscription orders must include GSA membership number).


archaeology, earth science, geology, geography, pedology, geomorphology, climatology, oceanography, geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics, ceramics, metals, flints, plasters, cements, archaelogical sites, geoarchaeology

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