Journal of World Prehistory is an international forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original articles that synthesize the prehistory of an area or of a time-horizon within a larger region or describe technical advances of wide and general application. These overview (or synthetical) papers written by experts in each field provide in-depth thoughtful development of data and concepts in a fashion accessible to and of interest to all archaeologists. The journal focuses on prehistory including the beginnings and early development of complex societies. Coverage is also given to areas not normally available to American or West European archaeologists including the Far East parts of the Thirld World and Eastern European countries. Journal of World Prehistory is a source ñ for both scholars and teachers ñ of timely and authoritative research syntheses from all fields of archaeology. You can learn more about the http://weber.u.washington.edu/ Journal of World Prehistory by visiting the journal's Web site.