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Dear Reader,

The outburst of Pandemia from COVID19 undoubtedly affects every aspect of life and human activities on Earth. Humans have experienced Pandemics since the remote past (historic periods documented but prehistoric periods, too). We present some thoughts on this as Feature Article by the Editor in Chief.

We warmly thank all reviewers who timely respond and submit their reports in current harsh times.

MAA from 2019 has been selected in 5 Subject Categories. So far, MAA was selected to cover 2 Subject Categories, those of ARCHAEOLOGY (Arts & Humanities) Q1, and ARCHAEOLOGY, Q2. From 2019 it includes also CONSERVATION Q1, HISTORY Q1 and ANTHROPOLOGY Q2.

Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA) is an Open Access Journal published since 2001 by The University of the Aegean, Department of Mediterranean Studies, Rhodes, Greece. Since 2015 MAA is issued 3 times per year (April, August, December). From 2021 a subscription will be required for the download of articles. Past issues will still be accessible for free. The annual subscription for printed matter or online access will be 300 Euros.

The International Journal MAA "Encourages international discussion on the coupling between archaeology and archaeometry in their broader sense, initiating forums of discussion on the establishment of widely accepted criteria of correct approach and solution of particularly current and future archaeological problems."

It covers the dual nature of archaeology and cultural heritage with science of only novel and innovative data / results, which includes, amongst others, natural science applied to archaeology (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, geophysics, astronomy), conservation in cultural heritage, archaeology and art history, ancient technology, cultural sustainability, astronomy in culture, physical anthropology, digital heritage, new archaeological finds reports, historical archaeology, architectural archaeology, ethnoarchaeological prospective, critical reviews, from Paleolithic to medieval/Byzantine eras, renaissance, enlightenment, all pertinent to the Mediterranean including adjacent areas with due interaction and/or parallel comparison to ancient Mediterranean cultures.

All papers are published in printed and electronic versions and DOI (http://about.zenodo.org/) is attributed to each article. The printed version (2001-2015) is kept only if authors ask for back issues, or if individuals or libraries require printed volumes. MAA is indexed by the most important databases: Thomson Reuters - Clarivetics Analytics (Arts and Humanities Citation Index), WoS Core Collection (ISI), Arts and Humanities (Archaeology) - Scopus (Elsevier), Current Contents / Arts and Humanities - Clarivate Analytics, Social Sciences (Archaeology- Scopus (Elsevier), Arts and Humanities (Archaeology) - Scimago, Google Scholar, European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), NASA/ADS, Ulrichsweb and others.

Regarding copyright all articles published in the open access journal MAA are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

The Editors will welcome contributions from all parts of the World focused on the Mediterranean region and interactions with neighboring regions.

On behalf of the Editors & Editorial Board

Prof. Ioannis Liritzis

ISSN (Online): 2241-8121
ISSN (Print): 1108-9628

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