The Journal of Pacific Archaeology aims to publish promptly on research in the archaeology of the islands and continental margins of the Pacific Ocean, both northern and southern hemispheres. Contributions on relevant aspects of related subjects such as biological anthropology, historical linguistics, environmental sciences, material culture, ethnography, and history are also invited. The Journal of Pacific Archaeology is an international peer-reviewed journal that is published twice a year, for the New Zealand Archaeological Association, by the University of Otago. It supercedes the New Zealand Journal of Archaeology, published 1979-2008.