National Park Service E-Library

The NPS Electronic Library is a portal to thousands of electronic publications, covering the cultural and natural history of the National Park Service and the national parks, monuments, and historic sites of the U.S. National Park System.  Included are a variety of NPS newsletters (e.g., Common Ground, Heritage Matters, Preservation Tech Notes), publications (e.g., BAE Bulletins, Reports of the Chaco Center, Urban Ecology), and more. was created by two individuals who have a passion for the National Park System: Dr. Harry A. Butowsky and Randall D. Payne.  Both have extensive experience working and volunteering, respectively, with the NPS.

For National Park Service resources from the official website, go to:

Northeast Historical Archaeology – online

Northeast Historical Archaeology has been digitized and is now  available online in full-text from Volume 1, 1971 on:

Northeast Historical Archaeology is the journal of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. The Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization dedicated to archaeological scholarship in the American Northeast, including the Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Since the spring of 1971, the journal has explored the history of Northeastern North America through archaeological finds in the area.

Additional information about the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology can be found on the Council’s website  Order forms for print copies of the journal and posters from our Telling Time poster series can be found at

Open Anthropology – digital-only, public journal

The latest issue is entitled “Sport: Pleasure and Violence, Competition and Sociality,” guest edited by Niko Besnier.

Open Anthropology, the first digital-only, public journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is a pilot experiment envisioned as a way of “opening up” anthropology in several ways. First, the new online publication helps bring anthropology into the public conversation about critical social issues and policy debates. Each edition of Open Anthropology will focus on a timely theme, offering a selection of articles relevant to contemporary concerns. By means of Open Anthropology, we hope anthropological knowledge, information and insights will figure more prominently in public discussions. Second, the journal introduces nearly the full archive of AAA journals, past and current-the online “stacks,” so to speak-to potential readers who may not even know these exist. Content in Open Anthropology will be culled from the full archive of participating AAA publications, and curated into editions. Third, each edition of Open Anthropology is made available free on the public Internet for a minimum of six months permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the articles in each edition. Content published 35 years ago and longer will remain free on the public Internet in perpetuity; book reviews in Open Anthropology will also remain available on the Internet without cost to readers. Finally, by means of “The Editor’s Note,” anthropology is opened up to the non-specialist reader by drawing attention to key issues or themes raised in the selected articles (some of which are written in highly technical language), and by identifying each article source-across time and subspecialties of the field-the author, the specialty journal, and the journal’s sponsoring section.


Call for submissions – UVic’s PlatForum

Although the call is for graduate student submissions, if you look at some of previously published articles, they include those of undergraduates.

PlatForum is a peer-reviewed journal published by the graduate students in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Committed to upholding a tradition of holistic anthropology, PlatForum welcomes a diverse range of topics and issues from all four sub-disciplines: archaeology, social-cultural, biological-physical, and linguistic.

Recognizing the benefits of both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contributions made by students outside the field of anthropology, we continue to extend our call to all graduate students from community colleges and universities across Canada.

Our first submissions deadline in March 1, 2014.

Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from some of your students,
Tia Hiltz
Submissions Editor, Platforum

PlatForum 2014 call for submissions

JAIC: six issues free (to Feb 15)

JOURNAL OF THE MONTH: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

Six issues of JAIC are free to download until 15th February 2014

Visit the JAIC Journal of the Month page

The page also offers a wealth of content including videos, opinion pieces from experts on textiles, electronic media, archaeological artefacts and more.

Environmental Archaeology – six issues free until 15 Oct

Maney Publishing’s September 2013 Journal of the Month: Environmental Archaeology

Download 3 years’ worth of online content for FREE:

You’ll also find…

  • VIDEO: Editor Tim Mighall introduces the journal
  • VIDEO: Getting to know the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) by Andy J Howard
  • Isotope analysis is the future of environmental archaeology by Richard Madgwick
  • A new geological period? Defining the Anthropocene and Environmental Archaeology by Tony Brown and Andy J Howard
  • Fairy circles and peat bogs: reconstructing ecosystems of the past by Tim Mighall
  • Zooarchaeology and the journal Environmental Archaeology by Hannah Russ
  • Geoarchaeology: the underlying framework for environmental studies by Matt Canti
  • The environmental context of past societies: seventeen years of archaeobotany in Environmental Archaeology by Don O’Meara
  • ‘Environmental Archaeologies of Neolithisation’: forthcoming special issues of Environmental Archaeology
  • A history of the journal and review of the archive
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: the editor is seeking submissions to the journal

New journal from SAA

From the editor:

NOTE: First two issues are free.

On behalf of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), I am pleased to announce Volume 1, Number 1 of Advances in Archaeological Practice: A Journal of the Society for American Archaeology!

Launching a new SAA journal has happened only three times in the past: 1935 with American Antiquity, 1990 with Latin American Antiquity, and 2002 with E-tiquity (no longer published). This new journal pushes SAA into the future. Not only is the digital format changing the way SAA publishes scholarly peer-reviewed articles, it will allow for the inclusion of exciting new data, faster time to publication, and instant global distribution. The content, too, is progressive and you finally have a forum to publish your innovative research on how we do archaeology: how we learn about the past, how we convey our findings in the present, and how we manage resources for the future.

The first two issues are completely free and open to all, but starting with the February 2014 issue, subscriptions will be available for $199 per year for non-member individuals, but if you join SAA, you may choose to receive it for FREE!. Until then, we invite you to download Volume 1, Number 1 of our journal here. I hope that you enjoy it.

Christopher D. Dore, Ph.D., RPA
Editor, Advances in Archaeological Practice: A Journal of the Society for American Archaeology

P.S. I invite you to engage our new journal as an author, reviewer, and reader. I encourage you to think in new ways about what can be published as well as how to take full advantage of the digital format. As the inaugural editor of the journal, I’m open and available to help you brainstorm ideas, answer your questions, and hear your suggestions on how to improve the journal as a resource and tool for the practice of archaeology.

Open access to Nov 1, 2013 – journal articles

Maney Publishing has announced a new selection of free articles for every journal in its 2013 archaeology and heritage collection.

View a full list of journals and access the free content at:

This selection of over 100 articles is free to download until 1st November 2013.