Aims and Scope
The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute is the principal journal of the oldest anthropological organization in the world. It has attracted and inspired some of the world’s greatest thinkers. International in scope, it presents accessible papers aimed at a broad anthropological readership. It is also acclaimed for its extensive book review section, and it publishes a bibliography of books received.
The Royal Anthropological Institute is the oldest anthropological organization in the world, with a global membership. Since 1843, it has been at the forefront of new developments in anthropology and new means of communicating these to a range of audiences. Providing a forum for ‘anthropology as a whole’, it embraces social anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology and the study of material culture. Fellows enjoy privileged use of the Anthropology Library at the British Museum. The Institute welcomes all who have an enthusiasm for anthropology.
Associate Editor for Archaeology
Associate Editor for Biological Anthropology
Alice Geist, University of Oxford, UK
Assistant Reviews Editor
Rane Willerslev, National Museum of Denmark, Denmark
The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute was established in 1901 as Man and obtained its current title in 1995, with volume numbering restarting at 1. For first sixty-three volumes from its inception in 1901 up to 1963 it was issued on a monthly basis, moving to bimonthly issues for the years 1964–1965. From March 1966 until its last issue in December 1994, it was published quarterly as a “new series”, with a new sequence of volume numbers (1–29).
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