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As part of our mission to create and share new knowledge with the world, the faculty and alumni of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change produce books and journals so that wide audiences can learn about their latest findings and the resulting applications to society. You can find a list of our most recent publications below.


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Our faculty and students contribute to dozens of research publications each year. Read some of our most recent peer-reviewed work here and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest research updates.


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ASU Anthropological Research Papers

Established in 1969 and published under Arizona Board of Regents copyright, the Arizona State University Anthropological Research Papers (ARP) was a peer-reviewed monograph series dedicated to the publication of original monograph-length single-authored or collected works concerned with topics generally regarded as anthropological in nature. All aspects of anthropology are considered for publication; there are no geographical or subdisciplinary restrictions. Copies are available for purchase.

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International Journal of Paleopathology

The International Journal of Paleopathology (IJPP) carves out a dedicated academic space for interdisciplinary communication, collaboration and cutting-edge research in the investigation of diseases from skeletal and soft-tissue remains. Published by Elsevier and edited by renowned ASU bioarchaeologist Jane Buikstra, IJPP is the designated journal of the Paleopathology Association. In addition to publishing significant scholarship on paleopathology, it invites exploration of the ways in which methods of studying physical remains can be applied to the reconstruction of health, disease and life histories in the past.

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Reports in Digital Archaeology

Reports in Digital Archaeology, produced by Digital Antiquity (DA), is a series devoted to issues related to archaeological information, including research and practice in digital archiving of archaeological materials; policy and other challenges facing the preservation of archaeological results, advanced uses of the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), research projects funded by the DA-tDAR Grants Program; and major data accessions or partnerships.

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Field Methods

Focusing on empirical tests of new methods for collecting, analyzing and presenting data on human thought and human behavior and new uses for existing methods, Field Methods is an indispensable tool for scholars, students and professionals who do fieldwork. Editor H. Russell Bernard, associate editor Amber Wutich and member of the editorial board Daniel Hruschka are faculty in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

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Bioarchaeology International

This quarterly journal co-edited by ASU bioarchaeologist Brenda J. Baker will provide a new outlet for rigorous peer-reviewed publication of substantive articles in the growing field of bioarchaeology, augmenting the book series already published by the University of Florida Press.