Cambridge Archaeological Journal




McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research


Cambridge University Press


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This journal highlights research in the field of ‘social archaeology.’ It can be accessed through the website of the Cambridge University Press (CUP).

The journal publishes articles in archaeology across diverse geographies and time periods ranging from the earliest stages of human evolution and cognition through to the archaeology of contemporary cities. Besides this, it presents archaeological theories and empirical discoveries whose significance transcends a specific region. 

Some of the most cited articles of the journal are:

  • Oasis or mirage? Assessing the role of abrupt climate change in the prehistory of the Southern Levant
  • Sprawl, squatters and sustainable cities: Can archaeological data shed light on modern urban issues?
  • Demography and cultural innovation: A model and its implications for the emergence of modern human culture
  • Assemblages and scale in archaeology