Prehistory and Protohistory of Ancient Civilizations

JOURNAL FOUNDER Salvatore M. Puglisi

ORIGINI is a journal of world prehistory and protohistory published yearly by the “Sapienza” University of Rome.

Since 2011, the journal is single-blind peer-reviewed, and reports new archaeological research, method and issues of international significance to a broad academic and professional readership. The journal is a forum for the current debate on the basic topics of prehistoric archaeology and anthropology, contributing to the development of scientific achievements in these fields. We ask for original papers presenting new data in an interpretative framework of historical reconstruction and/or debating theoretical and methodological questions.

General Key-Words: World Prehistory and Protohistory, Anthropological archaeology, Theory, Material culture.

Origini has been recently rated as level ‘A’ by the Italian National Agency for the evaluation of the University system and Research (ANVUR


Editor in chief: Marcella Frangipane

Associate Editors:

  • Francesca Balossi Restelli
  • Cecilia Conati Barbaro
  • Savino Di Lernia
  • Lucia Mori
  • Alessandro Vanzett

Graphic Editing:

  • Giovanni Carboni


Scientific Board:

  • Peter M.M.G. Akkermans (Leiden)
  • Barbara Barich (Roma)
  • M.Giovanna Biga (Roma)
  • Andrea Cardarelli (Roma)
  • Alberto Cazzella (Roma)
  • Mireille David-Elbiali (Genève)
  • Nick Drake (London)
  • Anthony Harding (Exeter-UK)
  • Adria LaViolette (Charlottesville-Virginia)
  • Cristina Lemorini (Roma)
  • Mario Liverani (Roma)
  • Alessandra Manfredini (Roma)
  • Joseph Maran (Heidelberg)
  • Peter Mitchell (Oxford)
  • Margherita Mussi (Roma)
  • Paola Piana Agostinetti (Roma)
  • Mark Pearce (Nottingham)
  • Catherine Perlès (Paris)
  • Susan Pollock (Berlin)
  • John Robb (Cambridge)
  • Manuel Santonja (Burgos)
  • Jiri Svoboda (Brno)
  • Norman Yoffee (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  • Daniela Zampetti (Roma)

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Address: Rivista Origini, Museo delle Origini, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale A. Moro, 5 - 00185, Roma


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ISSN: 0474-6805