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Studies in Archaeology & History, from Mesopotamia to the Indus Valley

Editors: Holly Pittman Marc Lebeau
Publishing Manager: Rosie Bonté
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ISSN 2983-9262

Method of peer review
at least two single-blind reviews undertaken by a specialist member of the Board and/or external specialists

Mesopotamia, From the lower Paleolithic to Alexander the Great, Iran, Baluchistan, archaeology, art history, history, Indus Valley, Persian Gulf

Accepted Language(s):
German, English, French

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


ARATTA engages with archaeology and ancient history centred on the greater Iranian plateau, extending from southern and central Mesopotamia, to western Arabia, the Indus Valley, and western Central Asia. Focusing on the place of the highland region and its interconnected relations with the surrounding lands linked through both overland and maritime routes, the series seeks to move beyond a Mesopotamian-centred focus for understanding the ancient world towards one that engages with the complexity of mutual interaction that allowed riverine, steppe, mountain and oases cultures to flourish. Covering a chronological period that extends from the Palaeolithic through to the end of the Iron Age, ARATTA accepts monographs and thematic edited collections from archaeology and a wide range of cognate disciplines. Together with its companion series ARAXES, LEMA, SUBARTU, and OXUS, ARATTA forms part of the ARWA collection associated with the International Association for Archaeological Research in Western & Central Asia


    General Editors

    Holly Pittman, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Marc Lebeau, European Centre for Upper Mesopotamian Studies, Brussels

    Advisory Board

    Fereidoun BIGLARI, National Museum of Iran

    Rémy BOUCHARLAT, Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon

    Elizabeth CARTER, University of California Los Angeles

    Robert CARTER, University College London, UCL Qatar

    Franco D'AGOSTINO, Università degli Studi "La Sapienza" di Roma

    Jacob L. DAHL, University of Oxford

    Aurore DIDIER, CNRS, UMR 7041, Nanterre, France

    Nasir ESKANDARI, University of Jiroft

    Hassan FAZELI NASHLI, University of Tehran

    Guillaume GERNEZ, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Barbara HELWING, University of Sydney Roger MATTHEWS, University of Reading Augusta MCMAHON, University of Cambridge

    Bruno OVERLAET, Royal Museums of Art & History, Brussels

    Cameron PETRIE, University of Cambridge

    Dan POTTS, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

    Piotr STEINKELLER, Harvard University, Cambridge MA Massimo VIDALE, Università degli Studi di Padova Rita WRIGHT, New York University


    Main Language (s): English, French

    Addditional Languages: German

    Single-blind undertaken by (a) specialist member(s) of the Board or (an) external specialist(s)

    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

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