Journal of Skyscape Archaeology

Edited by:

Liz Henty, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, United Kingdom
Fabio Silva, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Selected Articles​:​
AfroDiasporic & Indigenous Studies
South & East Asia

The Journal of Skyscape Archaeology (JSA) is concerned with the relationships between material culture, the sky and society. While elements of this study can be found separately in the fields of archaeoastronomy, ethnoastronomy, cultural astronomy, archaeology, anthropology and history, JSA brings them all together under the aegis of skyscape archaeology. This provides a platform to promote cross-fertilisation and share insights into the ontologies and cosmologies of the societies who created and used the rich archaeological heritage we study today.

Ontology, cosmology and ideology have recently taken a central role in the interpretation of the archaeological record - but narratives related to cognition, belief, ritual, symbolic meaning, power and politics, often run the risk of being speculative and anachronistic. This journal moves beyond the approaches used in the past by ensuring research is infused with much needed theoretical and methodological reflexivity, along with an emphasis on socio-cultural contextualisation and immersion. By reassessing past and present assumptions as well as bringing together cutting edge research, regardless of period or culture, JSA provides a shared cross-disciplinary forum for skyscape archaeology which fosters collaborations, debate and innovation.

Selected chapters from this journal are included in various collections as designed. Subscribers to these collections can access the full text of individual articles through the appropriate links or trough links from relevant article abstracts.


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  • publisher
    Equinox Publishing Ltd.
  • publisher place
    Sheffield (U.K.)