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A new journal devoted to ethnoarchaeology.from Left Coast Press, Inc.

Ethnoarchaeology: Journal of Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Experimental

Volume 1, Number 2, Fall 2009


Ethnoarchaeology Beyond Correlates

Jerimy J. Cunningham

How I Built My House: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Gendered Technical
Practice in Tigray Region, Highland Ethiopia

Diane E. Lyons

The Mechanical Properties of Marine and Terrestrial Skeletal Materials with
Implications for the Organization of Forager Technologies

Amy V. Margaris

Ceramic Traditions and Ethnicity in Mali: Between Population Dynamics and
Transmission of Knowledge Regularities

Anne Mayor

Hunting with Talc? Experiments into the Functionality of Certain Late
Neolithic Ground Projectile Points from the Site of Liangchengzhen, Peoples
Republic of China

Geoffrey Cunnar, William Schindler, Anne Underhill, Fengshi Luan, and Hui

Media Review

Silliman, Stephen. 2008. Collaborating at the Trowel's Edge: Teaching and
Learning in Indigenous Archaeology. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Reviewed by Emily Lena Jones (Utah State University).

Belkin, Tara, Steven Brandt, and Kathryn Weedman. 2006. Woman the toolmaker:
Hideworking and stone tool use in Konso, Ethiopia. Left Coast Press, Walnut
Creek. DVD, 27 minutes.

Reviewed by John C. Whittaker (Grinnell College).

Ethnoarchaeology, a cross-cultural peer-reviewed journal, focuses on the
present position, impact of, and future prospects of ethnoarchaeological and
experimental studies approaches to anthropological research. The primary
goal of this journal is to provide practitioners with an intellectual
platform in which we may showcase and appraise current research as well as
foreground theoretical and methodological directions for the 21st century.
One need that Ethnoarchaeology addresses is that there is little that
unifies or defines our subdiscipline, although there has been an exponential
increase in ethnoarchaeological and experimental research in the past thirty
years. With such growth we must explore what distinguishes these approaches
as a subdiscipline, what methods connect practitioners, and what unique
suite of research attributes we contribute to the better understanding of
the human condition. The journal will be of interest to archaeologists,
other anthropologists, historians, and specialists in pre-modern and
contemporary technologies. In addition to research articles, the journal
will contain book and other media reviews, periodic theme issues, and
position statements by noted scholars.

Submissions: Ethnoarchaeology welcomes submission of original manuscripts of
no more than 30 double spaced pages that focus on management of the world's
heritage resources.  All manuscripts will be submitted electronically in
MSWord or RTF format to If an author is unable to
submit an electronic version of their manuscript they should first contact
the editors. Unless contacted, the editors will not consider manuscripts
that have not been submitted electronically.

Editors: Liam Frink (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Kathryn Weedman
Arthur (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg)

Semi-annual in April and October, 256 pages per volume

For information regarding subscriptions or submissions to the journal,
please visit:

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If you have any questions, please contact Caryn Berg at

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