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Préhistoires méditerranéennes is a journal published on a number of supports, with a peer-review committee based at the Université d’Aix-en-Provence. In 2009, the journal took over from the Préhistoire Anthropologie Méditerranéennes (PAM), which was founded in 1982. It is open to all original contributions focussing on the prehistory of Mediterranean territories. Its ambition is to reflect the multiplicity of the discipline’s activities—from taphonomy to cave art—across the Mediterranean, and covering the full diversity of its geographical, cultural and social contexts. The journal publishes a constant stream of contributions in French and English, which are collated each year in a paper edition. It also offers theme issues and supplements.

Current open issue
9 | 2021 (Open issue)

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Numéro ouvert le 17/06/2021

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Latest issue
8 | 2020
Identité ? Prestige ? Quoi d’autre ?

Renverser les idées reçues sur la diffusion du Campaniforme en Europe à la fin du 3e millénaire av. n. è.
Ethnicity? Prestige? What else? Challenging views on the spread of Bell Beakers in Europe during the late 3rd millennium BC
Edited by Agnès Caraglio and Maxence Bailly

Behind the title, perhaps slightly provocative according to some, is the desire to hear new voices, to avoid redundancies, to welcome in Mediterranean France researchers who are not used to work there, and perhaps also the desire to step aside.

The collective work of this issue gives an account of the reflections framed around two axes, the technological approaches to Bell Beaker's material culture and the topic of the movement of ideas, stirred up by the Bell Beakers. However, in parallel with the "boom" in palaeogenetic studies, we bore in mind the archaeological issues within the questions raised by the Bell Beakers, and we tried to raise some new approaches, dealing more with anthropological perspectives.

Editor's notes

Avec le  soutien financier d'Aix-Marseille Université, de l'Institut d'Archéologie méditerranéenne-ARKAIA (fondation A*Midex-AMU), de l'UMR7269-LAMPEA, du LabexMed, du ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche et de l'Innovation (projet MetaPHoRA), de l’APPAM et du CD13.

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