International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

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Edited By: Miranda Richardson

Online ISSN: 1095-9270


The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology covers all aspects of nautical archaeological research. The journal's themes are seas, ships, cargos, and the sailors of the past-subjects that have excited interest throughout history. The journal keeps readers abreast of the latest explorations, discoveries, and technical innovations in the field. Studies about ancient ships, harbours, and cargoes, whether from excavations or documentary sources, will be of interest to the naval architect, historian, and archaeologist. Information on the well-preserved artifacts discovered through techniques of underwater archaeology is especially valuable since these materials are seldom, if ever, found in excavations on land.

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research relevant to all aspects of nautical and maritime archaeology. Published twice a year in print and online, each issue of 224 pages contains peer-reviewed original articles, notes and book reviews.

IJNA addresses the theory and practice of archaeology and related academic disciplines which investigate human associations with water and waterborne craft of all periods throughout the world, on seas and inland waters. Aiming to encourage a fuller understanding of the maritime past within its wider context, IJNA keeps readers abreast of the latest discoveries, new interpretations and theoretical approaches.

Topics include:

  • Archaeological and ethnographic evidence for ships and boats
  • Shipwreck investigation and interpretation
  • Harbours and coastal activities
  • Seafaring and trade
  • Navigation
  • Naval warfare
  • Maritime cultural material
  • Innovative research approaches


nautical, archaeology, maritime, underwater, marine, heritage, shipwreck, excavation, conservation, ocean

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