Internet Archaeology

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Internet Archaeology
Internet Archaeology (logo).png
IA logo
Abbreviation IA
Formation 1996 (1996)
Legal status Electronic Journal
Purpose To publish articles of a high academic standing which utilise the potential of electronic publication
Region served International
Editor Judith Winters
Parent organization University of York
Staff 2

Internet Archaeology is an international scholarly journal and one of the first fully peer-reviewed electronic journals for archaeology. It published its first issue in 1996. The journal was part of the eLIb project's electronic journals.[1][2][3][4] The journal is produced and hosted at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, UK and published by the Council for British Archaeology.

Internet Archaeology's first managing Editor was Dr Alan Vince (1996-1999). The journal is currently edited and maintained by Judith Winters (since 1999). The journal is co-directed by Prof. Julian Richards (University of York) and Dr Michael Heyworth (Council for British Archaeology) and supported by an Advisory Committee made up from representatives from the British Academy, the Archaeology Data Service, the archaeological commercial sector, and a range of leading universities from around the world.[5]

Internet Archaeology was established with funding from the Jisc's Electronic Libraries (eLib) programme. It currently raises the majority of its income from a mixture of institutional and individual subscriptions and advertising.[6][7]

Content makes use of the potential of internet publication to present archaeological research (excavation reports, methodology, analyses, applications of information technology) in ways that could not be achieved in print, such as full colour images, photographs, searchable data sets, visualisations/virtual reality models and interactive mapping. The journal's content is archived by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS).

In September 2014, the journal's editor Judith Winters announced that the publication had adopted an open access approach and that all past and future content would be freely available.[8]


  1. ^ "Alan Vince Internet Archaeology, Ariadne 3". UKOLN. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  2. ^ M Heyworth, S. Ross and J. Richards Internet archaeology: an international electronic journal for archaeology, The Field Archaeologist, Winter 1995, No. 24, pages 12-13.
  3. ^ Mike Heyworth, Seamus Ross, and Julian Richards 'Internet archaeology: an international electronic journal for archaeology' Archaeological Computing Newsletter Number 44: Winter 1995, 20-22.
  5. ^ "Mike Heyworth, Julian Richards, Alan Vince and Sandra Garside-Neville 'Internet Archaeology: a quality electronic journal', Antiquity 71 (274), pages 1039–1039.". Antiquity. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  6. ^ J. Richards Internet Archaeology and the myth of free publication. Learned Publishing, Volume 15, Number 3, 1 July 2002, pp. 233-234 url=
  7. ^ •J Winters 2003 'Towards Sustainable Electronic Publishing for Archaeology' in M. Doerr and A Sarris (eds) The Digital Heritage of Archaeology CAA 2002. Proceedings of the 30th Conference, Heraklion, Crete. Archive of Monuments and Publications, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 415-418.
  8. ^ "Open Access". Internet Archaeology. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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