Nomination open for Journal of Archaeological Sciences Editorial Board member

We would like to invite nominations (or self-nominations) for the role of SAS representative on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Archaeological Science (JAS). Please take a minute to consider if any colleague, or yourself, could be the person we need.

As you may know, SAS has a representative in the editorial boards of JAS and Archaeometry (currently Brandi McDonald). After several years of service, Rachel Popelka-Filcoff has decided to stand down from her role as SAS representative for JAS, and we therefore have an opportunity to nominate a new member to take over Rachel’s position.  Once we receive nominations, the SAS Executive Board will then select some name(s) to put forward to the senior editors of JAS, and the individual selected will join both the JAS Editorial Board, and the SAS Executive Board. 

This is not an onerous task, but it is a very important one. The individual selected will act as liaison between SAS and the journal, managing their relationships and agreements (e.g. discounted subscriptions for SAS members), and generally making sure the needs and interests of both are aligned. The SAS representative also takes a leading role in coordinating the JAS/SAS Early Investigator Award. As a member of the SAS Executive Board, the person selected is expected to participate in the Board’s monthly online meetings. In addition, the SAS representative will be expected to participate in broader initiatives led by the SAS Executive Board and the JAS Editorial Board. We particularly encourage nominations from African scholars, and communities that have been historically marginalized or underrepresented in academia. 

As we begin the search for a new representative, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rachel Popelka-Filcoff for supporting SAS, and archaeological sciences more generally, from this position.

Please send your nominations (or self-nominations), together with a short statement of support/interest, to our General Secretary James Davenport (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by 15 June 2024. It is expected that you will have obtained the agreement from anyone you nominate.


The full SAS Bulletin is hosted at Please visit our blogspot page for complete and up-to-date Bulletin articles. Below are some recent Bulletin postings. Many thanks to Carmen Ting, editor of the SAS Bulletin!

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March 2023 Book Review: Searching for Structure in Pottery Analysis: Applying Multiple Scales and Instruments to Production

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