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Archaeology: Journal articles


What is a peer-reviewed journal article?

Peer-reviewed journal articles are evaluated and critiqued by researchers and experts in the field before being published. They are high quality academic sources of information.

The best resources for finding journal articles in your field of study are highlighted on this page.


Below is a select list of journals relating to your subject. The full range of electronic resources can be accessed through Library Search In most cases, you will require a central username and password to access these resources off-campus.

Sometimes you will notice that not all the journals are available in electronic format. Searching on the library catalogue shows that the first journal in the list below, Acta Archaeologica, is available on the library shelves, 1930-2006 in the Main Library and also electronically from 2000 to the present.

Archaeology Journals

  • Acta Archaeologica
  • American Journal of Archaeology
  • Anatolian Studies
  • Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
  • Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
  • Archaeological Dialogues
  • Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association
  • Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeometry
  • Assemblage: the Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology
  • Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
  • British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan
  • Cambridge Archaeological Journal
  • Cave Archaeology and Palaeontology Research Archive
  • E-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies
  • Environmental Archaeology : the Journal of Human Palaeoecology
  • European Journal of Archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Geochronometria: Journal on Methods & Applications of Absolute Chronology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
  • Internet Archaeology
  • Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
  • Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Journal of Field Archaeology
  • Journal of Irish Archaeology
  • Journal of Maritime Archaeology
  • Oxford Journal of Archaeology
  • Public Archaeology
  • South African Archaeological Bulletin
  • Syria - Revue d'Art Oriental et d'Archeologie
  • World Archaeology

Inter-Library Loans service

The University of Manchester Library is one of the largest subscribers to e-journals and databases in the UK but we don’t have access to everything.

If you find that we don’t hold a book, report, journal article or conference paper that you need, you can use our Inter-Library Loans service.

My Learning Essentials

Getting started with search tools

This resource explores Google, Google Scholar, subject databases and Library Search, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses to enable you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information.

View all workshops and online resources in this area on the
My Learning Essentials webpages.


Databases are the best way of finding peer-reviewed articles on your topic as they index and provide access to articles from thousands of different journal titles.

The University of Manchester Library subscribes to over 400 databases but not all of these will be relevant to your subject. You can find the key databases for your subject by using the Databases tab in this guide or by accessing the Databases A-Z list.

Google Scholar

It is worthwhile carrying out a search on Google Scholar for articles relevant to your topic.

If you search Google Scholar while on campus, you'll find links to the full text articles on the Library databases via the Findit@MCR link.

Google Scholar Search
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