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

ISSN: 0066-8435
E-ISSN: 1535-8283
Frequency: Semiannual
SKU: 0066-8435 Category: Tags: , ,

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
  • Editors’ Note
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    Late Middle Palaeolithic Subsistence in the Central Plain of China: A Zooarchaeological View from the Laonainaimiao Site, Henan Province
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    New Data from an Open Neolithic Site in Eastern Indonesia
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    Preliminary Results of the South Vanuatu Archaeological Survey: Cultural Landscapes, Excavation, and Radiocarbon Dating
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    The Dates of the Discovery of the First Peking Man Fossil Teeth
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    The Guandimiao Bone Assemblage (and What it Says about the Shang Economy)
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    Ancient Southeast Asia by John N. Miksic and Geok Yian Goh (review)
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    The History and Archaeology of the Koguryŏ Kingdom ed. by Mark E. Byington (review)
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    Pristine Affluence: Daoist Roots in the Stone Age by Livia Kohn (review)
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction by Mick Atha and Kennis Yip (review)
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

    In Memoriam: Yosihiko H. Sinoto (3 September 1924 – 4 October 2017)
    Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018

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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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    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

    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–
    Scopus, 1993-


    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-

    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-

    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