Calls for Papers
Submit your paper to a future issue of World Archaeology, for more information simply click on the issue you're interested in below! Decisions on papers will not be made until after the deadline for that issue has passed. You will be contacted by the Guest Editor of the issue after this time.
Ancient DNA Research: Blessing or Curse for Archaeology?
Deadline: 30th June 2019
The human genome was first sequenced in 2003, and in the past 15 years thousands of modern and ancient genomes have been generated. In 2010 the Neanderthal genome sequence was published, and soon afterwards an entirely new hominid lineage from Denisova Cave in Siberia was discovered from the genome derived from the ancient DNA (aDNA) of a single finger bone...READ MORE
Deadline: 12th July 2019
Archaeologists work with a wealth of mortuary evidence – site-based, artefactual, bioarchaeological and monumental – reflecting the spatial agency of the dead both above- and below-ground. The relationship of the dead to the spatial praxis of the living – necrogeography – is a topic of value to all archaeological periods and places...READ MORE
Interaction and Adaptation across the Circumpolar North
Deadline: 1st September 2019
The circumpolar north has a long and extensive archaeological record of cultural adaption to what is generally acknowledged as a high risk if not hostile environment for human settlement. In particular, the later Holocene (5000 BC – AD 1000) represents a period during which long distance migrations and innovations in technology, economy, and art reverberated across northern regions...READ MORE
The Archaeology of Internal Conflict & Civil War
Deadline: 1st October 2019
Conflict has received much attention in archaeology lately and has been widely theorized, from the Palaeolithic to the present day. There is a form of social violence, however, that is in need of more archaeological reflection: internecine violence (including intrastate war, civil conflict and factional war)...READ MORE
Visual Psychology of Art
Deadline: 12th January 2020
The various agencies of art are well known to archaeologists and anthropologists, forming a conceptual core for much scholarly research into past human symbolism and visual culture. From the miniscule to the megalithic, art, symbol, decoration and design have an antiquity of at least 65,000 years, and are frequently seen as one of the most distinctive non-biological expressions of human behaviour...READ MORE