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North American Archaeologist
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Submit manuscript to: Anthony T. Boldurian, Ph.D.

Manuscripts Electronic submissions only. Retain one copy, as accepted manuscripts will not be returned. Submit an electronic copy in MS Word, double spaced with one inch margins. Paginate consecutively starting with the title page. The organization of the paper should be indicated by appropriate headings and subheadings. Font: Text 12pt Times New Roman font, headings 12pt Calibri font. Images: jpeg files, minimum 300dpi, black & white only.

Originality Authors should note that only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of a manuscript represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the article submitted, nor a version of it, has been published, or is being considered for publication elsewhere.

Abstracts of 100 to 150 words are required to introduce each article.

Bibliography Use an internal reference system. (Example: (Adams, 1979:29-31).) Bibliography should relate only to references cited within text. State author’s name, title of referenced work, editor’s name, title of book or periodical, volume, issue, pages cited and year of publication. Do not abbreviate titles. Please do not use ibid., op. cit., etc., in cases of multiple citations.

Examples of listing:

1979 Historical Archaeology–Science and Humanism, North American
, 1:1, pp. 24-31.

1971 Explanation in Archaeology, Columbia University Press, New York.

Footnotes should be avoided, but if needed they are placed at the end of the article. They should be numbered in the text with superior arabic numbers without parentheses or brackets.

Photographs that used to be done as B&W glossy prints should be JPGs with at least 300 DPI.

Figures should be referenced in text and appear in numerical sequence starting with Figure 1. Line art must be original drawings in black ink proportionate to our published page size (6" x 9" —illustrations 4-1/2" x 7-1/2") and suitable for photographing. Indicate top and bottom of figure where confusion may exist. Labeling should be 8 point type. Clearly identify all figures. Figures should be drawn on separate pages and their placement within the text indicated by inserting:

—Insert Figure 1 here—

Line Art should be at least 600 DPI or the graphic will appear fuzzy with broken lines.

Do not embed graphics into the text. There is no way to tell where the page breaks will fall, the final type size and font, etc.

The journal is printed in black and white (B&W), so all graphics should be submitted as B&W positives (on paper) if possible.

If they were done as digital art in color, then they must be converted. If you cannot do a photoshop-type conversion yourself, print the graphic with a laser (minimum of 600 DPI) or inkjet printer (minimum of 4800 DPI), and photocopy it on a B&W copier. This will be close to the final version in print. If you have only seen your graphic on a computer monitor, you will be surprised what it looks like on paper.

If you do not have a high resolution printer, then submit it in color as a digital file and the office will print it as B&W. The advantage to the author of submitting B&W positives is that you will know what the final product looks like.

If you must submit the graphics digitally, create a single MS-Word document and place the graphics in sequential order with one figure per page. The captions for each figure can be in a text block beneath the figure. Try to keep the file under 10 megabytes. Otherwise use a second document.

The production office will not touch up the graphics or do the digital conversions from color to B&W. Be sure that the call-outs (text in the graphic) do not refer to the Red line or the Green circles. These will all be B&W.

In the past the production office has attempted to touch up graphics, do conversions, and handle the photoshop-type issues, but there are simply too many graphics, too many journals, and too many issues to produce a product pleasing to all parties in a cost-effective, timely manner.

Tables must be cited in text in numerical sequence starting with Table 1. Each table must have a descriptive title. Any footnotes to tables are indicated by superior lower case letters.

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