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Near Eastern Archaeology

Archaeological discoveries continually enrich our understanding of the people, culture, history, and literature of the Middle East. The heritage of its peoples - from urban civilization to the Bible - both inspires and fascinates. Near Eastern Archaeology brings to life the ancient world from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean with vibrant images and authoritative analyses. NEA (ISSN 1094-2076) is published four times each year (quarterly); March, June, September, and December.

All manuscripts submitted to Near Eastern Archaeology are subject to a peer review by independent scholars. All articles are sent to two external specialists in the field who are asked to evaluate the manuscripts for their academic quality; these assessment include comments on the contribution and a recommendation to the editor (accept / minor revision required / major revision required / reject). The time assigned for the review is normally 30 days; the peer review process and (if required) the resubmission of revised manuscripts is handled through NEA's Editorial Management system. The system mandates authors in the case of revisions to state how the reviewers' points of critique have been addressed. NEA's Editorial Board assists the editor in the peer review process, e.g., through the recommendation of external reviewers, acceptance decisions, and the academic revision of manuscripts.

Current Issue:

NEA Cover Near Eastern Archaeology 79.3 (September 2016):

This special issue of NEA includes articles that focus on the topic of gender in archaeology. Articles published include: Woman's Share in Neolithic Society: A View from the Southern Levant, by Jane Peterson; Was It a Man's World? Gender Relationships at the Transition to the Bronze Age in Cyprus, by Maria Mina; Visualizing Masculinities: The Gala, Hegemony, and Mesopotamian Iconography, by Ilan Peled; Engendering the Israelite Harvests, by Jennie Ebeling, and more!

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Past Issue:

NEA Cover Near Eastern Archaeology 79.2 (June 2016):

The second issue of NEA for 2016 includes articles: When Pharaoh Turned the Landscape into a Stela: Royal Living-Rock Monuments at the Edges of the Egyptian Worl, by Jen Thum, Khirbet al-Mafjar: New Excavations and Hypotheses for an Umayyad Monument, by Donald Whitcomb, Michael Jennings, Andrew Creekmore and Ignacio Arce, and Archaeomagnetism as a Complementary Dating Technique to Address the Iron Age Chronology Debate in the Levant, by Michele D. Stillinger, James W. Hardin, Joshua M. Feinberg and Jeffrey A. Blakely, and more!

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View NEA 78.3 (September 2015) Special Issue on The Cultural Heritage Crisis in the Middle East for free on JSTOR

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Thomas Schneider (University of British Columbia)
Second Term ends on December 31, 2017

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Editorial Board:

Class of 2016
Ömür Harmansah (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Ann Marie Knoblauch (Virginia Tech)
K. Lawson Younger (Trinity International University)
Miriam Müller (Yale University)

Class of 2017
Beth Alpert Nakhai (University of Arizona)
Marica Cassis (Memorial University)
Michael Harrower (Johns Hopkins University)
Stephen Russell (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)

Class of 2018
Emily Hammer (University of Chicago)
Richard S. Hess (Denver Seminary)
Jason Ur (Harvard University)
Tasha Vorderstrasse (University of Chicago)

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