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Free access to Maney Archaeology and Heritage Journals for a month

Terrae Incognitae coverManey Publishing are offering a free 30 day trial of journals in their Archaeology and Heritage collection. There’s quite a few journals in the collection. The one the caught my eye was Terrae Incognitae. If you’ve not heard of this journal, it’s a journal of the history of exploration from ancient to modern times. Even if you’re a hardline single-subject archaeologist there’s still relevant papers to read. In the most recent issue there’s a paper “The Palace Façade and the Urban Form in the Documenting of Hispanic America” which proposes a relationship between the architecture of Spanish colonisers and the monarchical urban policies of the 16th century. This sounds like something archaeological testable to me.

Another journal in the collection is Public Archaeology. I see that “From Respect to Reburial: Negotiating Pagan Interest in Prehistoric Human Remains in Britain, Through the Avebury Consultation” came out this year, which I really ought to read. Other recent papers have looked at the Philippines, Cambodia and “Archaeology as a Tool to Illuminate and Support Community Struggles in the Black Metropolis of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries” based in the south-side of Chicago, which I’d never heard of before.

You can visit the Maney website to see the full list of journals. There’s a mixed bunch, but it looks particularly helpful for post-med and industrial archaeologists and researchers interested in the Levant. Maney have helpfully tweeted the offer is open to everyone, so it’s well worth checking out.

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Alun Salt

Alun Salt is an ancient historian / archaeologist based in the University of Leicester, UK. His PhD thesis was an archaeoastronomical analysis of Greek temple alignments in Sicily. He also has an MPhil in World Archaeology. His research interests include ancient technology, cosmology and colonisation processes. He is currently dividing his time between a few part-time jobs in the university and at the Annals of Botany.