Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA)
The Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry (MAA) covers the following interdisciplinary topics:
- Theoretical & experimental archaeology.
- Environmental archaeology.
- Completed excavation reports.
- Palaeolithic, prehistoric, classical, hellenistic, roman, protochristian, byzantine, etruscan periods, and megalithic cultures in Mediterranean region.
- Early arab cultures.
- Mythology & archaeology.
- Biblical archaeology.
- Egyptian and middle eastern archaeology.
- Natural sciences applied to archaeology (archaeometry): methods and techniques of dating, analysis, provenance, archaeogeophysical surveys and remote sensing, geochemical surveys, statistics, artifact and conservation studies, ancient astronomy of both the Old and New Worlds, all applied to archaeology, history of art, and in general the hominid biological and cultural evolution.
- Biomolecular archaeology, osteoarchaeology.
- Archaeology & international law.
- Palaeo-climatological/geographical/ecological impact on ancient humans.
- Archaeology and the origins of writing.
- Reports on early science and ancient technology.
- Cultural interactions of ancient Mediterraneans with peoples further inland.The MAA Journal will:
- include articles written for the specialist, but including explanatory introduction for the non-specialist in mind,
- provide occasionally reviews of relevant techniques, applications and thematics on a local or regional basis,
- include research notes in updating and assessing in depth some themes of the present status of available archaeometric methods and techniques, as well as techniques in field excavation and on conservation matters,
- disseminate information on new techniques developed and ongoing excavations taken place around the Mediterranean region,
- Encourage international discussion on the coupling between archaeology and archaeometry in their broader sense, initiating forums of discussion on the establishment of widely accepted criteria of correct approach and solution of particularly current and future archaeological problems.
- provide professional archaeologists, local authorities and site developers with information on the usefulness of scientific methods and techniques for their execution plans, the interpretation, the preservation and the presentation of antiquities.
- encourage and promote collaboration and develop plans for the undertaking of research and application initiatives in the field of archaeology,
- put forward innovative and creative ideas and enhance the Mediterranean research for the more efficient exposition and study of the EuroMediterranean cultural heritage.
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