About Papers from the Institute of Archaeology

Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (PIA) is a peer reviewed, open access journal that publishes research on all aspects of archaeology, museum studies, cultural heritage and conservation. We publish research papers and short reports. We also welcome reviews of conferences, exhibitions and books. We accept online submissions via the journal website. See the author guidelines for further information or contact the editorial team.

Run by doctoral students at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, the aim of PIA is to provide authors with experience in publishing articles early in their careers. We therefore place extra emphasis on the provision of peer review feedback and editorial assistance. We publish online as soon as articles are ready, so there is no delay in research being released and submissions can be sent throughout the year.

The journal is fully indexed, blind peer-reviewed and fully open access. The PIA would like to thank all of our peer reviewers and copy editors for their time and invaluable expertise.

Latest News Posts

Plague and Prejudice: Archaeology, COVID-19 and the resurgence of social justice movements
Posted by Panos Kratimenos on 2022-10-26

PIA is proud to announce a new forthcoming special issue, Plague and Prejudice: Archaeology, COVID-19 and the resurgence of social justice movements. The abstract can be found below. Please contact ioa.pia-editor@ucl.ac.uk for further information or to submit an abstract (c.200-300 words). The deadline for expressions of interest and submission of abstracts is 16th December 2022.   [...]

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Volume 32 • Issue 1 • 2022 • Volume 32

Research Paper


Late Holocene lithic points from a Southern Brazilian mound: The Pororó site

João Carlos Moreno de Sousa and Anderson Marques Garcia

2022-01-19 Volume 32 • Issue 1 • 2022 • Volume 32

Review


Review of Whittaker G. 2021. Deciphering Aztec Hieroglyphs: A Guide to Nahuatl Writing

Rosamund E. Fitzmaurice

2022-08-11 Volume 32 • Issue 1 • 2022 • Volume 32