The Artefact (journal)
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The Artefact is a refereed journal published annually by the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria.
Archaeological Society printed its first newsletter in September 1965, and when Number 3 was published on June 17, 1966, it was the first to bear the name of The Artefact. This was subtitled the official newsletter of the Archaeological Society of Victoria Until 1975. March 1976, renumbered Volume 1, Number 1, it was officially upgraded to a research journal specializing in the ...ethnohistory and archaeology (prehistoric, ethno- and historical) of the Pacific region, with the intention to include major papers, short research reports, and book reviews relating to discoveries, claims, hypotheses and publications in both Australian and world archaeology and anthropology. While it is a small publication from a volunteer and amateur run society, its reach has been extensive, having published some of the first evidence of the great antiquity of Aboriginal occupation in Australia with the Keilor excavation reports of Dr Sandor Gallus, and being cited by scholars around the world.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in: is catalogued by RMIT INFORMIT, and is available in most state and academic libraries in Australia, New Zealand and many other countries. As early as 1977, Wayne Orchiston noted ...That The Artefact is gaining acceptance as a professional research journal is manifest by its rapidly-expanding circulation - it now goes to all States of Australia and to 11 overseas countries; the exchange arrangements made with overseas institutions; and the orders coming in for back numbers and reprints.
- eMelbourne Encyclopedia, School of Historical Studies Department of History, The University of Melbourne, Published July 2008
- The Artefact History, AASV website
- see for example, "Smoke" Pfeiffer's on line archaeology directory
- Australian Public Affairs Information Service (subscription required)
- RMIT INFORMIT
- OCLC World Cat
- Dr. Wayne Orchiston and C.S. Johnson, 1978, Australian Archeology no.8, 43-48., Archived at Flinders University: dspace.flinders.edu.au