Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum 2018

logo.a47fddf7This year, the Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum (PZAF) will take place in Palermo, Sicily, the Italian Capital of Culture 2018.

PZAF is an ICAZ affiliated group run by and for postgraduate students and early-career professionals in the field of zooarchaeology, and provides the opportunity for young researchers to present their projects in an informal environment. Applications are welcome from students at any postgraduate level as well as from early-career professionals who already completed their studies. Abstracts from any field of zooarchaeology will be considered, and can be submitted through the PZAF 2018 website

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2018

Conference Dates: 27th-29th June 2018


If you have an income (funded research/job), or if you received a grant for participating in this conference: 25€
If you are unfunded/unwaged and did not receive any grant: 20€

The ticket will include the conference material, lunches and coffee breaks


Call for Papers


Assemblage online journal is currently accepting submissions for our next issue, which is due to be published on 30 April 2018. We consider papers on the topic of archaeology and related sub-disciplines. We encourage postgraduate research students and early career researchers to email articles between 3,000 and 5,000 words to by 28 February 2018.

For the very first time… a theme!

This year, we are pleased to announce that Assemblage will be encouraging submissions detailing experiments with negative or no results.  We firmly believe that all work, including failed methodologies, should be disseminated in order to advance knowledge in the fields of Archaeology and Biological Anthropology.  We are particularly interested in papers that detail negative results in regards to destructive sampling methods, as there have recently been concerns about the ethics of destructive sampling.  Despite this theme, we will still be accepting submissions on any topic within the field of Archaeology.

For more information on formatting and guidelines, please visit our website at  You can also browse our latest issue, number 16, for formatting examples at

We look forward to your submissions,


The Assemblage Team

Call for Papers

Assemblage online journal is currently accepting submissions for our next issue, which is due to be published on 31 October 2017. We encourage postgraduates and early career
researchers to email articles between 3,000 and 5,000 words on any topic relating to archaeology to by 31 August 2017.
See our Article Template for formatting instructions, and our page on Submitting a Paper for more information
We look forward to your submissions,
The Assemblage Team

Submitting a Paper

We are happy to consider contributions from anyone who has something to say, whether they are a graduate student or not. Just to start you thinking, here are some suggestions for the types of contributions we’re seeking:

Of course, we’re interested in thesis-derived work, provided that the length of the article does not exceed 5 000 words. All research articles submitted to assemblage are subject to a double-blind peer review.

Are you doing a TAG paper or other conference paper this summer? Why not write it up formally for us, too? The peer review process may give you valuable feedback on your work.

Do you disagree irreconcilably with someone in your department on an archaeological issue? Why not write together? Instead of pistols at 20 paces, try opposing essays of 2000 words each, and we’ll let the readers decide. (For that matter, if you would like to write together with someone with whom you agree, that’s fine too.)

We’ll happily take articles in the style of investigative journalism, on issues pertaining to archaeology and to graduate students. Political commentaries on archaeology- or education-related topics are welcome.

We accept reviews, not only of books, but also of museums and conferences – if it interests you enough to write a careful review of it, we’re interested too.

For formatting guidelines, see our Article Template PDF

Mission Statement

assemblage is a journal first and foremost for graduate students, intended to provide writers with experience in the process of publishing academic work, present readers with stimulating material to consider and debate, and forge stronger ties within an increasingly fragmented graduate population. However, we do not allow this to compromise the quality of the research articles published, which are always subject to a double-blind peer review.

Our primary mandate is to include a range of material written by graduate students, and articles from established researchers on topics of interest to graduates. We also aim to disseminate information of general relevance and interest to those making their way through graduate degrees in archaeology and related subjects (particularly anthropology, geography, folklore, classics, and history). We hope that the production of the journal will be a learning process for all concerned.


assemblage is completely open access, and free for both authors submitting articles, and researchers accessing current and previous issues.

Call for Papers


We are currently accepting submissions for our next issue. We encourage postgraduates and early career researchers to email articles between 3,000 and 5,000 words to by 1 April, 2016.

You can access previous issues and view submission guidelines at . Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

The assemblage team