About the Journal
Shanti Morell-Hart, McMaster University, Canada
Erica Rowan, Royal Holloway, United Kingdom
Shinya Shoda, York University, United Kingdom
Journal Aims and Objectives
Archaeology of Food and Foodways is an international refereed journal showcasing original scholarly work on the relationship between human sustenance and society. This publication foregrounds the dynamics between food and culture, food and environment, and shifts in foodways over time, covering time periods from prehistory through the 19th century. We encourage the submission of original work by archaeologists, historians, Classicists, and other scholars who address methodologies, theories, historical trajectories, cross-cultural comparisons, and controversies surrounding material culture and past foodways. We also encourage the submission of work by scholars and other specialists who have applied archaeological findings to such domains as public policy, culinary arts, and dietary regimes.
Archaeology of Food and Foodways accepts submissions of original Research Articles, Thematic Essays, Applied Articles, Photo Essays, and Thematic Issues. All submissions must have an archaeological focus, but may elucidate experimental archaeological or ethnoarchaeological work if applied to a specific archaeological problem, or incorporate archaeological research into contemporary applications. Submissions may have any geographical focus. AFF does not publish short notes, descriptive excavation reports, limited artifact studies, or book reviews.
Research Articles We publish submissions of original research by archaeologists, historians, Classicists, and other scholars who address methodologies, historical trajectories, cross-cultural comparisons, and controversies surrounding material culture and past foodways. We welcome submissions that make use of any form of material culture or scientific methodologies, covering time periods from prehistory through the end of the 19th century. Papers of a more methodological focus will also be considered as long as they have an archaeological basis. Research Article submissions may include up to 8 images and should include 6,000-12,000 words of text, excluding bibliography, abstracts, and photo captions.
Applied Articles We also encourage the submission of work by scholars and other specialists who have applied archaeological findings to such domains as public policy, culinary arts, tourism industries, food revitalization projects, religious practice, and dietary regimes. Applied Articles may include up to 8 images and should include 4,000-10,000 words of text, excluding bibliography, abstracts, and photo captions.
Photo Essays We publish photo essays that document experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and applied ethnography to enhance understandings of foodways in the past or demonstrate applied techniques formulated through archaeological research. Photo Essay submissions may include up to 20 color or black and white images, and should include 2,000-3,000 words of text, excluding bibliography, abstracts, and photo captions.
Thematic Issues We welcome invitations to publish thematic issues of the journal. Special issues or special clusters within the usual journal format will focus on a particular thematic interest, and include 3-7 articles in total. These articles must follow the submission guidelines above for Research Articles, Applied Articles, and Photo Essays. Thematic organizers interested in this type of submission must approach the Editors prior to submission.
Two issues per volume year
ISSN 2514-8370 (Print)
ISSN 2514-8389 (Online)