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Open Archaeology: Topical Issue on Advances in Arctic Archaeology

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Peter Whitridge, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Max Friesen, University of Toronto, Canada


Open Archaeology invites manuscripts for the Special Issue on Advances in Arctic Archaeology.

‘Advances in Arctic Archaeology’ surveys exciting recent developments in the archaeology of arctic North America. The north is changing rapidly, due to global warming, the related expansion of tourism and resource extraction, and the emergence of new political relationships between indigenous communities, scientists and government. While the archaeological record is under threat from rising sea levels, melting permafrost, and human disturbance, opportunities for cooperative research are expanding and increasingly accessible geomatic and imaging technologies are revealing the record in unexpected ways. Contributors to the volume explore some of these new methodological and theoretical approaches, illustrating them with the results of ongoing field and laboratory research on sites ranging from Bering Strait to Greenland, and from Ellesmere Island to Labrador.


The authors are kindly invited to submit their contribution via online submission system Editorial Manager.

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript with information that the manuscript is dedicated to Topical Issue on Advances in Arctic Archaeology.

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal.

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors.

All papers will go through the Open Archaeology high standards, quick and comprehensive peer-review procedure.

We are looking forward to your submission up to November 30, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Whitridge at peter.whitridge@mun.ca, Max Friesen at max.friesen@utoronto.ca, or Katarzyna Michalak at Katarzyna.Michalak@degruyteropen.com

As an author of Open Archaeology you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editors;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.