Ziridava.Studia Archaeologica (ISSN 2392–8786), edited under the patronage of the Arad Museum and printed by Mega Publishing House, is a periodical of archaeology that is meant to continue the old Ziridava. One must state that Ziridava. Studia Archaeologica is published annually and is printed in the month of December of each year.
All papers send to the editorial board undergo a peer review type evaluation. 
The submision and processing of the received papers for Ziridava.Studia Archaeologica is free of charge.

Brief history
The first volume of Ziridava was published in 1967, and 25 volumes were edited since then, until 2010. This periodical published studies from various disciplines such as archaeology, history, art history, museology, or ethnography. In time, several independent specialized periodicals were created from the larger Ziridava: Armonii Naturale (since 1996), Zărandul (since 1999), Studii și comunicări (since 1992). A final stage of this process of increased editorial specialization is the publication of a separate periodical of archaeology, Ziridava Studia Archaeologica. Since in specialized archaeological literature Ziridava was correlated to the institution of the Arad Museum, but also due to the numerous archaeological researches performed mainly in the Lower Mureș were published in the periodical from Arad, the editorial board has decided to preserve the name of the periodical. At the same time, in order to avoid braking the tradition and forgetting the efforts of the periodical’s old editorial board, we have decided to continue the numbering the volumes with no. 26 (Ziridava. Studia Archaeologica 26, 2012).

Ziridava. Studia Archaeologica is envisioned, first of all, as a periodical with regional impact. One of the main goals of this academic initiative is to publish archaeological materials, but also older research remained unpublished and new research. The team also encourages and supports the publication of synthesis studies and modern approaches. 
We also wish for the periodical to be accessible to all interested in archaeology and thus readers are provided free access to the pdf version of the papers.

Declaration of confidentiality
All authors’ data are private and shall not be used for commercial purposes.
The peer review process meets all academic criteria and the evaluation criteria of the manuscripts are non-discriminatory.

Peter Hügel

Editorial Assistants:
Florin Mărginean
Victor Sava

Editorial Advisory Board

Vitalie Bârcă
Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca

Marin Cârciumaru
Valahia University of Târgovişte 

Sorin Cociş
Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca
Florin Gogâltan
Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca 

Sabin Adrian Luca
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu 

Tobias Kienlin
Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte. Universität zu Köln

Valérian Kulcsár
University of Szeged

Adrian Ioniţă
“Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology

Sorin Nemeti
Babeş-Bolyai University

John O'Shea
University of Michigan

Karl Zeno Pinter
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu

Ioan Stanciu
Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca
Imre Szatmári
Munkácsy Mihály Museum, Békéscsaba

Miklos Takács
Institute of Archaeology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

Ioan Marian Ţipilic
“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu




Ziridava Studia Archaeologica
este o publicație a Complexului Muzeal Arad