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Letters to the Editor

I am curious why the American Journal of Archaeology was not included in the data base used by the authors of "The Gender Effect on Editorial Boards and in Academia" [SAA Bulletin 15(4):6-9] given that it has a circulation comparable to other Anglophone archaeological journals. The authors admit that they do not include a "complete inventory" of "Anglophone journals that primarily serve the archaeological profession," but that their choices reflect "sources available in our library." Leaving aside the matter of whether the journals in the Arizona State University library are themselves representative of the field of archaeology as a whole, I seriously doubt that the American Journal of Archaeology is not in their collection. I fear that its omission, once again, may reflect a continuing bias against Old World archaeology within the SAA.

Jack L. Davis
Department of Classics
University of Cincinnati