International Yearbook for Ice Age and Stone Age Research


Internationales Jahrbuch zur Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit


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Aims and scope

The journal Quartär has been published by the "Hugo Obermaier Society for Ice Age and Stone Age Research" for more than 50 years. Since its foundation the Society has been closely linked to interdisciplinary Quaternary research and is represented internationally by its journal. With Volume 55 of Quartär a new editorial board takes on the challenge of confirming the publication as a leading European archaeologically oriented Quaternary research journal while at the same time maintaining its traditions.

The editorial board intends to meet this challenge in future by bringing the scientific profile of Quartär more sharply into focus and close to active research. Volume 55 will introduce a new layout and make use of more up to date methods of printing and production. This will in future enable manuscripts to be published in the annually appearing volumes very soon after their submission. In order to guarantee contributions of a high scientific standard, submitted papers will be assessed by at least two persons within the framework of a review process.

Thematic and geographical orientation

Quartär publishes contributions on Pleistocene and early Holocene archaeology and ecology in German or English. Thematic content is focused on Palaeolithic and Mesolithic hunter-gatherer societies and studies of their ecological background and is also understood to include the process of neolithisation. Alongside the presentation of important new finds, data, results and interpretations, manuscripts presenting an overview or with review character are also envisaged. It is also the intention to present book reviews.

The geographical focus of Quartär lies in Europe and it is intended that its Central European origins continue to be a factor promoting dialogue between eastern and western Quaternary researchers. At the same time, contributions from outside Europe are welcome, particularly when they place new and significant results in a global context.

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