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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 50 countries and almost 1,000 universities, learned societies, departments of antiquities, and museums. The current Editor-in-Chief is Sheila Dillon (Duke University).

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.



American Journal of Archaeology
Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Duke University
Box 90766
Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, A261
114 South Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27708
Tel: 919-684-6082
Fax: 919-684-4398

Sheila Dillon, Editor-in-Chief:
Elizabeth Baltes, Editorial Assistant:

Editorial and Production

American Journal of Archaeology
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215-2006
Tel: 617-353-9361
Fax: 617-353-6550

Madeleine J. Donachie, Director of Publishing:
Katrina Swartz, Editor:
Vanessa Lord, Electronic Content Editor:

Book Reviews Editorial Office

Derek B. Counts and Elisabetta Cova
Editors, AJA Book Reviews
Department of Art History
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Tel: 414-229-4330
Fax: 414-229-2935

Museum Reviews Editorial Office

The position of Museum Review Editor is currently open. Consequently, the AJA is not at the moment soliciting exhibition reviews.


Deanna Baker:

Back Issues

Deanna Baker:


Karina Casines:

Editorial Advisory Board

Carla M. Antonaccio, ex officio, Duke University
Judith Barringer, University of Edinburgh
Kimberly Bowes, University of Pennsylvania
Lidewijde de Jong, University of Groningen
Jan Driessen, Université Catholique de Louvain
Donald C. Haggis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christopher H. Hallett, University of California at Berkeley
Yannis Hamilakis, University of Southampton
Tamar Hodos, University of Bristol
P. Nick Kardulias, College of Wooster
Mark Lawall, University of Manitoba
John Ma, Oxford University
David O’Connor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
D.T. Potts, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Betsey A. Robinson, Vanderbilt University
Christopher Roosevelt, Boston University
R.R.R. Smith, Oxford University
Andrew Stewart, University of California at Berkeley
Nicola Terrenato, University of Michigan
Kathryn Topper, University of Washington
Peter van Dommelen, Brown University
Bonna D. Wescoat, Emory University
James Wright, American School of Classical Studies at Athens