Scottish Archaeological Journal

Scottish Archaeological Journal publishes work which furthers the study of the archaeology of Scotland and neighbouring regions from the earliest prehistory to the present. The journal includes a range of papers reporting on fieldwork, discussion of museum collections and consideration of the social and intellectual context of Scottish archaeology. In addition to documenting new discoveries, the journal promotes scholarly discussion and debate by encouraging the submission of papers of synthesis and analysis.

Book reviews, a distinctive feature of the journal since its establishment (as the Glasgow Archaeological Journal) in 1969, provide a critical perspective on Scottish archaeology and a well-established forum for scholarly debate. In addition to books, recent volumes of the journal have reviewed new museums, exhibitions and research on Scotland published in periodical literature.

Published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Glasgow Archaeological Society.

Published Mar & Oct

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Latest articles

Volume 38 (1)

The stone crosses of Ireland and the sculpture of early medieval Europe
vol. 38 (1): 0-0
Pioneers in Roman Archaeology: The Antonine Wall Committee
vol. 38 (1): 1-31
A Short Cist Burial at Kilkeddan Farm, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute
vol. 38 (1): 33-49
Excavation of a Bronze Age Ring-Groove House at Inverkip, Inverclyde
vol. 38 (1): 51-69
European Association of Archaeologists 2015 Annual Meeting
vol. 38 (1): 71-71
Jostein Bergstøl: Review of the Glasgow EAA meeting
vol. 38 (1): 71-72
Béatrice Fleury.: “The impact of the 21st EAA Conference Glasgow 2015, from a French archaeologist's viewpoint.”
vol. 38 (1): 72-73
S. Arnoldussen: EAA 2015 Glasgow – An impression
vol. 38 (1): 73-74
Philip Tonner: Adventures in theory at EAA 2015
vol. 38 (1): 74-75
The Three Museums, part 3 – The Solway Aviation Museum
vol. 38 (1): 77-78
The Correale Museum, Sorrento, Italy
vol. 38 (1): 78-79
Wanlockhead Mining Museum
vol. 38 (1): 79-81

Volume 33 (1-2)

Dalrymple Lecture Series 2013–2014
Mike Parker Pearson, vol. 33 (1-2): v-v
Introduction: Archaeological theory and Scottish archaeology in practice
Daniel Sahlén, vol. 33 (1-2): 1-5
From hard to soft: theory and Neolithic studies in Scotland
Kenneth Brophy, vol. 33 (1-2): 7-19
Grave-goods, contexts and interpretation: towards regional narratives of Early Bronze Age Scotland
Neil C.A. Wilkin, vol. 33 (1-2): 21-37
What does early Christianity look like? Mortuary archaeology and conversion in Late Iron Age Scotland
Adrián Maldonado, vol. 33 (1-2): 39-54
View from the Norse: applying island theory to the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland
Elizabeth Pierce, vol. 33 (1-2): 55-65
The journalist, the minister and the lost cairnfield of Cathkin Braes
Jim Mearns, vol. 33 (1-2): 67-78
One Island, Many Voices: Bute, Archaeology and the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme By Paul J.R. Duffy (ed.). Pp. 174. ISBN 9781907730238. Donington, Lincolnshire: Paul Watkins, 2013. £24.00 (hb).
Jim Mearns, vol. 33 (1-2): 79-80