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NEW DISCOVERIES ARE CHANGING WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT OUR HISTORY.

You can read about them at Popular Archaeology, a digital magazine dedicated to bringing these discoveries out of the field and scholarly journals to you in plain language. As the title suggests, it is the world’s most popular exclusively digital general archaeology magazine. We publish high quality original content for discriminating readers of the general public who have come to expect content similar to what can be found in the major print magazines. Most of our writers and contributors are either pioneering professionals, top experts in their fields, professional journalists, or individuals relating first-hand experiences. Because the content is produced by a very broad spectrum of contributors, you will see more major feature articles in a single issue than what you would typically find in any other single archaeology-related magazine issue, with the same content quality. And finally, although access to much of our content is free, you get access to our in-depth, premium level articles (our finest content!), including many BACK ISSUE premium articles, for only a nominal $9.00 annually. 

See the following complimentary premium articles to get a feel for what you get:

Footprints in the Silt

Digging into First Century Jerusalem’s Rich and Famous

Unearthing the Opulence

For a full view of what you get with a subscription, take a glance at our back issues.

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As a community of professionals, writers, students, and volunteers, we invite you to join us as subscribers in this adventure of archaeological discovery. It could open up a whole new world for you.

Our Team

As Founder and Editor of Popular Archaeology Magazine, Dan McLerran is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in archaeology. He has been an active volunteer participant on archaeological excavations in the U.S. and abroad. He was also the creator and administrator of Archaeological Digs, a weblog about archaeological excavation and field school opportunities.

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Jesse Holth is a freelance writer and editor with a background in archaeology, history, and science. She has previously worked with the Royal BC Museum, the University of Victoria, and World Elephant Day. Jesse has degrees in English and Anthropology, specializing in Archaeology. She is passionate about history, education, and conservation.

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Patrick D. Hahn is an Affiliate Professor of Biology at Loyola University Maryland and a freelance writer. His writing has also appeared inBiology-Online,Loyola Magazine,Natural News, theCanada Free Press, and the Baltimore Sun. He is a frequent contributing writer for Popular Archaeology.

Arianna Zakrzewski is an intern and writer for Popular Archaeology. She is also a recent graduate from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. She has had an interest in archaeology since elementary school, specifically Egyptology and the Classics. In recent years, she has also gained an interest in historical archaeology, and has spent time in the field working in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, participating in excavation and archival research. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in archaeology.

See the list of our distinguished contributing article writers on the Authors page linked in the top menu above. (Authors are listed based on individual articles published, thus some of the authors’ names may be duplicated within the list.)

Contributing Partners*

Maya Research Program

Egypt Exploration Society

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Global Heritage Fund

Mesoamerican Research Center (El Pilar)

Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Archaeology Department, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

The subject matter and views expressed by article authors do not necessarily reflect the views of Popular Archaeology.

*Organizations whose membership or staff have contributed in a significant way to published content.

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