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Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific

ISSN: 0066-8435
E-ISSN: 1535-8283
Frequency: Semiannual

Asian Perspectives is the leading peer-reviewed archaeological journal devoted to the prehistory of Asia and the Pacific region. In addition to archaeology, it features articles and book reviews on ethnoarchaeology, palaeoanthropology, physical anthropology,and ethnography of interest and use to the prehistorian. International specialists contribute regional reports summarizing current research and fieldwork, and present topical reports of significant sites. Occasional special issues focus on single topics.

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  • Recent Articles
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    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Identification and Chronology of Some Koguryŏ Royal Tombs
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Paekche King Kŭnch'ogo's Twisted Journey to the South: A Textual and Archaeological Perspective
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    Wooden Inscriptions and the Culture of Writing in Sabi Paekche
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Gendered Spaces and Prehistoric Households: A Geospatial Analysis of Mumun Period Pithouses from South Korea
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    A Critical Examination of Models Regarding a Han 韓 – Ye 濊 Ethnic Division in Proto-Historic Central Korea, and Further Implications
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Culture Contact and Cultural Boundaries in Iron Age Southern Korea
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Ceramics and Society in Mahan and Paekche: A Comparison of Pottery Geochemistry and Craft Production Patterns at the Sites of P'ungnap T'osŏng and Kwangju Palsan
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Overlooked Imports: Carnelian Beads in the Korean Peninsula
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    First Islanders: Prehistory and Human Migration in Island Southeast Asia by Peter Bellwood (review)
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Karabalgasun – Stadt der Nomaden: Die archäologischen Ausgrabungen in der frühuigurischen Hauptstadt 2009–2011 by Burkart Dähne (review)
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

    Hyung Il Pai 裵炯逸 (14 June 1958 – 28 May 2018)
    Posted on Thursday April 25, 2019

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  • Author Guidelines
  • Asian Perspectives welcomes articles on the archaeology and prehistory of Asia and the Pacific region. The Editors also consider papers on ethnoarchaeological subjects, prehistorical linguistic reconstruction, historical analyses relevant to archaeological debates, and physical anthropology and ethnography of use to the prehistorian. The Editors welcome suggestions for special issues devoted to particular theoretical topics, methodological approaches, or regions within Asia and the Pacific.

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    Submit your manuscript online here.

    Information for publishers: Please check with the Editors regarding your book before sending to ensure it is within the journal’s scope and we can assign a suitable reviewer.

    Post books concerning the archaeology and prehistory of the Pacific to:
    Mike Carson
    MARC Room 117
    303 University Drive
    UOG Station
    Mangilao, GUAM 96913 USA

    Post books concerning the archaeology and prehistory of Asia to:
    Rowan Flad
    Department of Anthropology
    Harvard University
    11 Divinity Ave., Peabody Museum 57G
    Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

  • Editorial Board
  • Editors

    Mike Carson, Micronesian Area Research Center, University of Guam

    Rowan Flad, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

    Managing Editor

    Jaida Samudra

    Editorial Board

    Francis Allard, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Gina L. Barnes, University of London

    Peter Bellwood, Australian National University

    Fang Hui, Shandong University

    Jean-Chistophe Galipaud, French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development

    Junko Habu, University of California, Berkeley

    Charles Higham, University of Otago

    Nam Kim, University of Wisconsin

    Gyoung-ah Lee, University of Oregon

    Kathleen D. Morrison, University of Pennsylvania

    Rasmi Shoocongdej, Silpakorn University

    Carla M. Sinopoli, University of Michigan

    Monica Smith, University of California, Los Angeles

    Miriam T. Stark, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Glenn Summerhayes, University of Otago

    Anne Underhill, Yale University

    Joyce C. White, University of Pennsylvania

  • Indexes
  • Articles appearing in Asian Perspectives are indexed and/or abstracted in:

    Association for Asian Studies–
    Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), 1969-

    Book Review Index

    Clarivate Analytics–
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index (beginning with vol. 55)
    Current Contents/Arts & Humanities
    Zoological Record Online

    De Gruyter Saur–
    Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus
    IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur

    CIRS-International Center for Scientific Research

    EBSCOhost–
    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 3/1/2000-
    Academic Search Complete, 3/1/2000-
    Academic Search Elite, 3/1/2000-
    Academic Search Premier, 3/1/2000-
    Academic Search: Main Edition, 3/1/2000-
    Advanced Placement Source, 3/1/2000-
    Anthropological Index Online
    Anthropological Literature (Online)
    Art & Architecture Complete, 3/1/2000-
    Art & Architecture Index, 3/1/2000-
    Art & Architecture Source, 1/1/1983-
    Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1983-
    Art Index (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1983-
    Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.36, 1997-vol.43, no.2, 2004
    Biomedical Reference Collection: Corporate Edition, 3/1/2000-
    Biotechnology Source, 3/1/2000-
    Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Jun.1995-
    Current Abstracts, 3/1/2000-
    Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 4/15/1995-
    Humanities Index (Online), 1995/06-
    Humanities International Complete, 3/1/2000-
    Humanities International Index, 3/1/2000-
    Humanities Source, 4/15/1995-
    Humanities Source Ultimate, 4/15/1995-
    MainFile, 3/1/2000-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 4/15/1995-
    OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), 4/15/1995-
    Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
    Science and Technology Collection, 3/1/2000-
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 3/1/2000-

    Elsevier BV–
    GEOBASE
    Scopus, 1993-

    FRANCIS

    Gale–
    Academic OneFile, 03/1996-
    Book Review Index Plus
    Expanded Academic ASAP, 03/1996-
    General OneFile, 03/1996-
    General Reference Center Gold, 03/1996-
    General Reference Centre International, 3/1996-
    General Science Collection, 03/1996-
    InfoTrac Custom, 3/1996-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    World History in Context, 03/1996-

    OCLC–
    Anthropological Index Online
    ArticleFirst, vol.39, no.1/2, 2000-vol.49, no.1, 2011
    Electronic Collections Online, vol.39, no.1/2, 2000-vol.49, no.1, 2011
    Humanities Index (Online), 1995/06-

    Periodica Islamica, 1991-

    ProQuest–
    Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Science Database, 10/1/1997-
    Ethnic NewsWatch, 10/01/1997-
    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Natural Science Collection, 10/1/1997-
    Periodicals Index Online, 1/1/1966-1/1/1966
    Professional ProQuest Central, 10/01/1997-
    ProQuest 5000, 10/01/1997-
    ProQuest Central, 10/1/1997-
    ProQuest Earth Science Collection, 10/01/1997-
    Research Library, 10/01/1997-
    SciTech Premium Collection, 10/1/1997-

    Royal Anthropological Institute–
    Anthropological Index Online

    Sage Publications, Inc.–
    Abstracts in Anthropology (Online)

    South Pacific Periodicals Index