North Atlantic Archaeology Journal

North Atlantic Archaeology is a journal dedicated to publishing archaeological research articles and preliminary reports focusing on, or related to, the archaeology of the North Atlantic region. This geographical loci includes the north-east coast of North America, the Arctic, Greenland, and north-west coastal Europe.

Copies can be purchased from Dr. Lisa Rankin. $25.00 for students and $35.00 regular price.

Guidelines for Contributors
Editorial Policy

Submissions will be accepted from professional and avocational archaeologists, cultural resource managers, and any other interested individuals or parties.

Two submission types are considered; research reports and research notes. Research reports should be a comprehensive examination of a specific archaeological topic or problem and may be upwards of 50 pages in length. Research notes are generally more brief, no more than 10 pages, and are designed to introduce research in progress. Upon submission, each research report will be sent for anonymous peer review, while notes will be reviewed by the editor-in-chief. The review period for a research report will be approximately 1 month. The edited manuscript will subsequently be returned to the author for a rewrite period that should not exceed 1 month. For research notes, 4 weeks will be required for the editing process and the same amount of time will be granted for rewriting. All copyright to published articles is the domain of North Atlantic Archaeology.


Authors are required to submit an electronic copy of their manuscript to Dr. Lisa Rankin (

  • The manuscript must be an MS Word document.
  • Images can be submitted as an email attachment but must be in TIFF format. Captions should be complete sentences and be included as a separate list in MS Word format. A clear indication of where the author would like to place figures or tables within the text should also be included.
  • Headings should include, in order; title, author(s), abstract (a brief summary of paper not exceeding 1 paragraph), any text headings, references, acknowledgments, and author's address (including email if available).
  • All measurements must be in metric.
  • The scientific format is required for bibliographic citations. For example:

McGhee, Robert
1996 Ancient People of the Arctic. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Journal Article

Tuck, James A. and Ralph T. Pastore
1985 A Nice Place to Visit, but...Prehistoric Human Extinctions on the Island of Newfoundland. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 9(1):69-79.

Article/Chapter in Edited Volume

Hood, Bryan C.
1999 Pre-Dorset/Maritime Archaic Social Boundaries in Labrador. In Identities and Cultural Contacts in the Arctic. M.Appelt, J.Berglund, and H.C.Gulloy, eds. Pp. 120-128. Copenhagen: Danish Polar Centre Publications.

Unpublished Report

Crompton, Amanda
2006 The Placentia Archaeology Project, 2004: Interim Report. Unpublished report submitted to the Provincial Archaeology Office, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's, Newfoundland.

Any questions regarding other bibliographic conventions can be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief:

Dr. Lisa Rankin
Department of Archaeology
Queen's College, Memorial University
St. John's, NL
A1C 5S7



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