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Open Archaeology: Topical Issue on Bioarchaeology

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Sylvia Deskaj, Michigan State University, USA
Amy Michael, Michigan State University, USA


Open Archaeology invites manuscripts for the Special Issue on Bioarchaeology.

This issue of Open Archaeology highlights new bioarchaeological research that creatively combines various scientific methodologies and theoretical perspectives, in reflexive, humanistic ways, to address the overall complexity of the human experience, in life and in death, from prehistory to the present. Bioarchaeologists are in a unique position to study and reconstruct the biocultural histories of human populations. Moreover, when carefully coupled with mortuary analysis, bioarchaeology can be used to inform intangible social constructs, like identity, gender, and status, allowing anthropological inquiries at multiple scales of analysis. Various new analytical techniques are presented, often having been adopted from other disciplines. These new techniques allow multiple new avenues whereby bioarchaeologists may explore and develop contexts necessary to explaining cross-cultural approaches to death and dying.


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 Bioarchaeology.

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 deadline 08.15.2015. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Deskaj at deskajsy@msu.edu 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 Coordinating 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.