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  • SAA Student Paper Award – Gregory L. Miller, Ohio State University
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New journal: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports

Focusing on the results of the application of scientific methods to archaeological problems and debates.
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New journal: Archaeological Research in Asia

Presenting high quality scholarly research conducted between the Bosporus and the Pacific on a range of archaeological subjects.
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Content Innovation

Interactive 3D Models
You can now incorporate interactive three-dimensional (3D) models in OBJ, PLY and U3D formats within online articles in the following journals:

Journal of Archaeological Science
Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

More details can be found on our webpages for OBJ and PLY models and U3D models or on the individual Journal Homepages.

Authors are now able to publish a set of AudioSlides alongside their published article to provide additional insights for readers. For more information visit our AudioSlides page.

Special Issues

Palaeodemography in Southern South America
Quaternary International, Volume 356, pages 1-158 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Cesar Mendez, Luciano Prates, Hugo Yacobaccio

Advances in the Quaternary of Interior Asia 2nd ASQUA Conference, Ulan-Ude, September 2013
Quaternary International, Volume 355, pages 1-208 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Margarita Erbajeva, Jule Xiao, Hisao Kumai, Norm R. Catto

The Role of Freshwater and Marine Resources in the Evolution of the Human Diet, Brain and Behavior
Journal of Human Evolution, Volume 77, pages 1-216 (Publication: December 2014)
Edited by Stephen Cunnane, Kathlyn Stewart, Ian Tattersall

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Gigantopithecus Fauna and Quaternary Biostratigraphy in East Asia
Quaternary International, Volume 354, pages 1-190 (Publication: December 2014)
Edited by Chang-zhu Jin, Terry Harrison, Wei Dong, Christopher J. Bae


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