American Journal of Archaeology

The American Journal of Archaeology (AJA), the peer-reviewed journal of the Archaeological Institute of America, has been published since 1897 (continuing the American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts founded by the institute in 1885).[1][2] The publication was co-founded in 1885 by Princeton University professors Arthur Frothingham and Allan Marquand.[2] Frothingham became the first editor, serving until 1896.[2]

American Journal of Archaeology
Edited byJane B. Carter
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. J. Archaeol.
ISSN0002-9114 (print)
1939-828X (web)

The journal primarily features articles about the art and archaeology of Europe and the Mediterranean world, including the Near East and Egypt, from prehistoric to Late Antique times.[1] It also publishes book reviews, museum exhibition reviews, and necrologies. It is published in January, April, July, and October each year in print and electronic editions.[3][4]

The journal's current editor-in-chief is Jane B. Carter.[5] The journal's first woman editor-in-chief was Mary Hamilton Swindler.[6]

From 1940 to 1950 the journal published articles by Michael Ventris, Alice Kober and Emmett Bennett, which contributed to the decipherment of the ancient Linear B script.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Finnegan, Gregory A.; Ogburn, Joyce L.; Smith, J. Christina (8 May 2002). "Journals of the Century in Anthropology and Archaeology". In Tony Stankus (ed.). Journals of the century. Binghamton, NY.: The Haworth Information Press. pp. 146–. ISBN 0-7890-1133-6. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Stephen L. Dyson (1998). Ancient marbles to American shores: classical archaeology in the United States. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 47–49, 97, 104. ISBN 0-8122-3446-4. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ "American Journal of Archaeology:Subscribe". 15 February 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ "The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology". 16 February 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ "New Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)" December 2, 2015, Archived at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Sicherman, Barbara, and Carol Hurd Green, eds. Notable American Women: The Modern Period. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.
  7. ^ Robinson, Andrew The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: the story of Michael Ventris (2002) pp161-2 ISBN 0500510776

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