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  • ISSN: 0002-7316 (Print), 2325-5064 (Online)
  • Editor: Debra L. Martin University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
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Published on behalf of the Society for American Archaeology

American Antiquity is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal and is considered the premier journal of North American archaeology, devoted to the archaeology of the New World, method and theory pertinent to the study of New World archaeology, and closely related subjects.
Brian T. Wygal on new research - out now via FirstView

"The article presents two 13,600-year-old mammoth ivory rods from the Holzman archaeological site at Shaw Creek in interior Alaska. These tools represent the earliest known examples of osseous technology in the Americas. The finds are important because they are similar to diagnostic tools from Upper Paleolithic Eurasia, Beringia, and Clovis technology in midcontinental North America following the hypothesized migratory route of the First Americans. The discovery places ivory rod technology in the right place at the right time, at the northern opening of the ice-free corridor (IFC) through Canada, prior to the development of Clovis further south." 

Read 'Mammoth Ivory Rods in Eastern Beringia: Earliest in North America', free until 31 December 2021.

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'Using Public Health Interventions to Prevent Harassment in Archaeology'

"Several times each year, I learn of another case. Sometimes, I see a post on social media. More often, it is through a private email or a phone request for an in-person meeting. The details differ, but the substance is the same: another early-career archaeologist has been harassed or assaulted in the course of their education and research..." 

Read Barbara L. Voss' blog 'Using Public Health Interventions to Prevent Harassment in Archaeology' in full. The two-article series, ‘Documenting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: A Review and Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Studies’ and ‘Disrupting Cultures of Harassment in Archaeology: Social-Environmental and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Disciplinary Transformation’ is available now (open access).