Descriptions of Summary Articles

  • Otis Crandell Journal of Lithic Studies


A description of summary articles for authors to use while organising their paper.

These articles present an overview of a particular topic or sub-field with a connection to lithics research. This may be lithics research in a particular country or region. It may also be a historical overview of a topic (e.g. historical perspective of a prehistoric technology, or historical overview of a particular theory), or it may be a summary of knowledge about a lithic material itself or a scientific method. In general, these articles should include an overview of the history of the topic (e.g. history of lithics research in the region) as well as an overview of the current research being done on the topic. They should contain a large bibliography so that readers can use the articles as a starting point for finding references. The author should indicate recommended references.

Recommended word limit: 4000 words.

How to Cite
Crandell, O. (2005). Descriptions of Summary Articles. Journal of Lithic Studies.
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