The Journal of Archaeological Science is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers "the development and application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology". The journal was established in 1974 and is published by Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier. The journal is abstracted or indexed in: Official website

Publisher
Academic Press
History
1974-present
Website
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jas
Impact factor
1.710 (2010)

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