There currently are two Australasian-based book series that publish monographs and edited volumes on the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean: Global Perspectives on Ancient Mediterranean archaeology, published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis) and Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, published by Astrom Editions Ltd. 


Global Perspectives on Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology (series)

Published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis)

The newly commissioned series, ‘Global Perspectives on Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology’, is excited to solicit high-quality research relating to the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world. The series’ remit includes the period from the Mediterranean Bronze Age through the Byzantine period (c. 3200 BCE – 1453 CE). Although nominally focused on the Mediterranean Sea and areas which immediately border it, the series also welcomes studies on areas slightly further afield which are linked to the Sea by cultural, social, economic, religious, or political connections, and where the Mediterranean zone is directly relevant. It will include both the presentation of new archaeological material as well as syntheses and discussions of existing material and work, and volumes may represent either monographs or edited collections (stand-alone, or the result of
specialist workshops). Although focused on the material culture of the region, the series also explicitly encourages the union of archaeological and historical material wherever possible and appropriate. A guiding principle of the series would be the inclusive appreciation of all available material from a particular area, time, and culture, even if the primary focus is on the archaeological aspects. Finally, as suggested by its name, the series is particularly interested in publishing works which adopt a broad comparative and cross-cultural approach, as well as those which bring together concepts and themes more common in the study of archaeology from elsewhere in the world (most notably the Pacific and Australasia) with those from the Old World. In a connected theme, the series is also keen to promote concepts of connectivity and networks which transcend normal regional and geographic limits.


Series Editors:
Jeremy Armstrong – University of Auckland (
Gijs Tol – University of Melbourne (


Editorial Board:
Amelia Brown – University of Queensland
Lieve Donnellan – University of Melbourne
Elizabeth Greene - University of Western Ontario
Ray Laurence – Macquarie University
Nicolas Monteix – Rouen University
Rebecca Phillipps – University of Auckland
Jeroen Poblome – KU Leuven
Fernando Quesada Sanz - Autonomous University of Madrid
Christopher Smith – University of St Andrews

For further information on how to publish with us contact one of the series editors.

Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology


Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology (SIMA) is a monograph series published by Astrom Editions Ltd. Founded by Paul Åström in 1962, it specialises in the archaeology of the Mediterranean and provides a major outlet for the publication of primary archaeological data, particularly excavation reports, as well as substantial works of other kinds, including edited papers, conference volumes and revised dissertations.


Astrom Editions is managed by Lennart Åström (Sweden) and the SIMA monograph series is edited by David Frankel and Jennifer Webb from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia), with the assistance of an Editorial Board of international scholars.


SIMA monographs are published in two size formats (A4 and B5). Both are printed on high quality paper with hard covers. High scientific standards are a top priority. SIMA prides itself on rapid publication. Volumes are normally published within two months of receipt of the final manuscript.


As SIMA is a not-for-profit publisher, a subvention is normally­ required to assist in the cost of layout and printing, especially if colour is to be used. Support may, however, be available in some circumstances. For further information and instructions for authors see or contact the editors directly at or


The most recent SIMA volumes, a number of which are by Australian scholars, include:

London, G. 2020. Wine Jars and Jar Makers of Cyprus. The Ethnoarchaeology of Pitharia (SIMA PB 188), Nicosia

Ragkou, K. 2020. Eastern Mediterranean Economic Networks in the Age of the Crusades. The Case of the Peloponnese (SIMA PB 189), Nicosia

Webb, J.M. 2020. Lapithos Vrysi tou Barba Cyprus. Early and Middle Bronze Age Tombs Excavated in 1913. Tombs 1–47 (SIMA 152), Nicosia

Papantoniou, G., C. Morris & A.K. Vionis (eds) 2019. Unlocking Sacred Landscapes. Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean (SIMA 151), Nicosia

Astruc, L., C. McCartney, F. Briois & V. Kassianidou (eds) 2019. Near Eastern Lithic Technologies on the Move. Interactions and Contexts in Neolithic Traditions (SIMA 150), Nicosia

Tabolli, J. (ed) 2018. From Invisible to Visible. New Methods and Data for the Archaeology of Infant and Child Burials in Pre-Roman Italy and Beyond (SIMA 149), Nicosia

Diakou, S. 2018. The Upper Geometric Cemetery at Lapithos. University of Pennsylvania Museum Excavations 1931–1932 (SIMA 146), Nicosia

Fischer, P.M. & T. Bürge 2018. Two Late Cypriot City Quarters at Hala Sultan Tekke. The Söderberg Expedition 2010–2017 (SIMA 147), Nicosia

Webb, J.M. 2018. Lapithos Vrysi tou Barba, Cyprus. Early and Middle Bronze Age Tombs Excavated by Menelaos Markides (SIMA 148), Nicosia

Hulin, L., L. Crewe & J.M. Webb (eds) 2018. Structures of Inequality in Bronze Age Cyprus. Studies in Honour of Alison K. South (SIMA PB 187), Nicosia

Bombardieri, L. 2017. Erimi Loanin tou Porakou. A Middle Bronze Age Community in Cyprus. Excavations 2008–2014 (SIMA 145), Uppsala

Minchin, E. & H. Jackson (eds) 2017. Text and the Material World. Essays in Honour of Graeme Clarke (SIMA PB 185), Uppsala

Pareja, M.N. 2017. Monkey and Ape Iconography in Aegean Art (SIMA PB 186), Uppsala

Elefanti, V., N. Andreasen, P. Nick Kardulias & G. Marshall 2016. Lithics Past and Present: Perspectives on Chipped Stone Studies in Greece (SIMA 144), Uppsala

McPhee, I. (ed) 2016. Myth, Drama and Style in South Italian Vase-Painting. Selected Papers by A.D. Trendall (SIMA PB 182), Uppsala

Demesticha, S. & A.B. Knapp (eds) 2016. Maritime Transport Containers in the Bronze–Iron Age Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean (SIMA PB 183), Uppsala

Bourogiannis, G. & C. Mühlenbock (eds) 2016. Ancient Cyprus Today. Museum Collections and New Research (SIMA PB 184), Uppsala