Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
The APL (Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia) is published once a year and showcases the increasingly diversity of research conducted at the Faculty of Archaeology. The APL currently forms a showcase for the faculty as a whole in which all employees can publish their research. By alternatingly publishing monographs and thematic issues, the editors’ aim is to present the unique regional multiplicity and substantive diversity of the faculty’s archaeological research.
APL is the annual journal of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. It was first published in 1964 to present the results of the archaeological investigations of the former faculty of prehistory. As such it has become an important source of information for those interested in (late) prehistoric studies in northwestern Europe.
Faculty of Archaeology
In recent years the journal has shifted its focus from predominantly site-reports towards contributions which integrate theoretical approaches and archaeological data. Its aim is to publish high quality research. APL is now a platform for all archaeologists in our Faculty, publishing the work of the faculty’s own staff (frequently in collaboration with colleagues from outside the faculty), and its meaning for scientific and social debates.
The periods covered range from the Palaeolithic to the present, topics varying from site reports, thematic discussions to modern-day heritage management. All articles are written in English. APL publishes monographs as well as thematic volumes.
As of 2018 Sidestone Press is the publisher of this series. We also distribute past editions of the series.
For more information about the APL, visit the APL website
Analecta latest volumes
The Roman Villa at Maasbracht
The archaeology and history of a Roman settlement on the banks of the river Meuse (Province of Limburg, The Netherlands)
Edited by W.K. Vos, Corrie Bakels & T.A. Goossens | 2019
In the Dutch archaeological community, the Roman Villa of Maasbracht has become famous for the beautiful remains of murals that have survived to this day....
Local communities in the Big World of prehistoric Northwest Europe
Edited by C.C. Bakels, Q.P.J. Bourgeois, D.R. Fontijn & R. Jansen | 2018
This volume of Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia focuses on how local communities in prehistory define themselves in relation to a bigger social world.
Communities from the deep past managed to make a living in landscapes we tend to perceive as...
APL 47 - EXCERPTA ARCHAEOLOGICA LEIDENSIA II
Edited by Hans Kamermans & Corrie Bakels | 2017
This is second volume called Exerpta Archaeologica Leidensia and again it is a collection of papers written by staff members of the Faculty of Archaeology. It gives a good overview in time and space of the kind of research the...
Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 45
Edited by Corrie Bakels & Hans Kamermans | 2015
This volume is a collection of papers written by staff members of the Faculty of Archaeology and presents a good overview in time and space of the kind of research the Institute in Leiden is doing. The time periods vary...
A neolithic settlement on the Dutch North Sea coast c. 3500 CAL BC
Edited by Leendert P. Louwe Kooijmans & Peter F.B. Jongste | 2013
The Schipluiden site is a unique document for a crucial phase in the neolithisation process of the Lower Rhine Area. The rescue excavation profited from...