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The world’s largest series of academic archaeology is now live!

With over 3,600* titles, BAR Publishing offers the largest series of academic archaeology titles in the world,
covering all geographic regions and time periods. 

Now, for the first time, this vast body of archaeological data becomes searchable in a wholly new way
creating exciting possibilities and connections for your research faculty.

The collection encompasses all periods from prehistory, through classical archaeology, to 20th century
archaeology around the globe. These are presented in data rich monographs, edited collections of paper,
excavation and site reports and conference proceedings.

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  • Comprehensive access to 45+ years of international scholarship
  • Unlimited simultaneous user access
  • COUNTER 5 usage statistics
  • Free MARC records provided
  • One-time purchase for perpetual access
  • IP validation, plus Shibboleth
  • Discovery Services
  • DOI Crossref


We have different pricing models and payment plans and would be delighted to understand the aims
of your library to put together a proposal tailored to your library’s needs.

Please contact Birgit Thaller (Managing Director) at Birgit@barpublishing.com or call on +44 (0)1865 310431.


"An essential collection for any library supporting teaching and research in archaeology and heritage."

                         Professor Timothy Darvill OBE, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology,
                         Bournemouth University, UK

"The BAR series provides a one-of-a-kind venue for manuscripts highlighting primary data from
archaeological projects to be published in monograph form. These are valuable resources for scholars
working across the region and beyond."

                         Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Harvard University

"Going beyond the more streamlined story-telling approach that many other publishing houses are taking,
BAR offers a venue for data-rich, complex analyses and thick descriptions as well as innovative, even
experimental approaches by scholars of all career stages and various backgrounds.
The volumes of the BAR series are the first go-to for anyone wanting to see original data and getting an
overview of previous research on a given subject or region, and they also serve as a point of inspiration for
a wide range of possible approaches. A truly enriching source for archaeologists all around the world."

                         Dr Anke Hein, Associate Professor, University of Oxford

"BAR is the premier publisher of archaeological reports for all areas of the world, and they are essential works
for professional archaeologists and students.”

                         Dr Michael E Smith, Professor of Archaeology, Arizona State University, USA

"The reputation and standing of BAR Publishing in the academic archaeological community is extremely
high because it performs the vital function of publishing essential, specialised material."

                        Susan Pearce, Emeritus Professor, University of Leicester, UK


MARC and KBART records

MARC and KBART records are available without charge. Please contact birgit.thaller@barpublishing.com for more information.


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Please contact birgit.thaller@barpublising.com