Papers from the Institute of Archaeology

Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (PIA) is a peer reviewed, open access journal that publishes research on all aspects of archaeology, museum studies, cultural heritage and conservation. We publish research papers and short reports. We also welcome reviews of conferences, exhibitions and books. We accept online submissions via the journal website. See the author guidelines for further information or contact the editorial team.

Run by doctoral students at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, the aim of PIA is to provide authors with experience in publishing articles early in their careers. We therefore place extra emphasis on the provision of peer review feedback and editorial assistance. We publish online as soon as articles are ready, so there is no delay in research being released and submissions can be sent throughout the year.

The journal is fully indexed, blind peer-reviewed and fully open access. The PIA would like to thank all of our peer reviewers and copy editors for their time and invaluable expertise.



New Website


Welcome to PIA's new website with UCL Press. The website is active but still in a beta version so please bear with us if there are any issues.

We are still accepting papers for our 2019 edition. Please e-mail 

Posted: 2019-05-07
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Vol 28, No 1

Table of Contents


Artur Ribeiro
Ahmed M M Ouda
Angela Stienne
Debbie Challis


Iida Käyhkö
Xosé L. Hermoso-Buxán
Michael Lewis
Matilda Holmes