The process is the following :

The aim of the UISPP is to publish the Proceedings within 18 months after the conference.



Submission of papers   31 January 2019

Reviewing by the session’s organizers   Until 15 March 2019

Notification of acceptance/rejection/revisions  15 March 2019

Submission of revised papers   15 April 2019

Notification of acceptance of revised papers     30 April

Proof copies sent to authors     30 June 2019

Papers sent to publisher 30 July 2019

Proceedings published  November 2019


Once the papers are accepted by the editors - eg. session's organizers - without revision, or after revision - they can be downloaded by the authors on the UISPP web-page by the first author. Please don't send your paper before definitive approval by the session's organizers



The submission will be made to the session’s organizers. They will indicated either to send them directly for a first review, or to place them on the Conference web-site for their management and review.

For a publication in the UISPP series, the final files will have to be uploaded through the conference website by the authors after the first review and acceptance of the paper by the session’s editors .You will have to use your login and upload your file within your personal space (MY SPACE > MY SUBMISSIONS).

You have to deposit your paper as a new contribution with your files (text and figures). Please do ensure that the Title, summary, key-words and authors are correctly registered.

Those informations will be used to manage the publication.

Please follow these instructions. It is essential that you submit all your files in a folder archived into a compressed file – rar or zip (abstract, paper, images, tables etc. and -later on- copyright release form). Please make sure you first create a folder named as follows: session number, surname of first author, first 2 meaningful words of the title (shortened, if needed) excluding articles, and number of submission in the editorial process, all separated by underscores, e.g. 'Giligny_Potterytechnology_1'. This naming will insure quick lookup of all papers.

Place all the files you want to submit into this folder and then compress this folder (be sure to keep the naming if asked during the compression process). You should end up with a compressed file that contains the folder which contains the files.


If you need assistance with paper submission onto the web-site, please send an e-mail to




If are not members of the UISPP and you did not present a paper or a poster in UISPP 18th Congress, you are not entitled to a submission for the proceedings of the Congress. If your paper was not presented because of cancellation, you cannot publish it.WHO TO SUBMITThe session’s organizers are editors for their session. They will have to manage the reviewing process, with the help of the UISPP board, and ask for corrections if needed. A checking will be made by the Congress team for format and layout structure.PAPER LENGTH If you presented an oral presentation your paper is submitted as a long paper, your manuscript should not be longer than 5,000 words excluding abstract, key words, figures, tables and bibliography. If it is submitted as a poster, it will be considered as a short paper, and the limit is 3,000 words. Illustrations and tables don’t have to be too numerous (1/3 of the paper in the layout is reasonable)AUTHORS AND AFFILIATION Provide the full names and affiliations of all authors, including e-mail addresses. Please indicate the name of the corresponding author.

ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS Provide two or three abstracts for your paper of 150 words maximum: one in English, one in French and eventually another one in another language. Provide 3-5 keywords describing the contents of your paper.



-          The text has to be written in English or in French, the Congress languages of presentation

-          Submit your text in one column Word format file single-spaced, in 11-point Times New Roman. Please set paper size to A4 portrait with 2.5 cm margins on all sides.

-          Avoid all formatting. This includes the use of bolding to emphasise concepts within the text or entering a line space in lieu of paragraph spacing (do not indent the beginnings of paragraphs)

-          Headings must be indicated by a number (i.e. 1 Heading Level One, 1.1 Heading Level two etc.).

-          Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided,

-          Add a separate list for figures (diagrams, graphs, maps, etc.) and tables

-          Submit tables and figures etc. in separate files. These should be numbered consecutively using the file naming system; indicate in the text where exactly you want these to be inserted using : <fig. xx>

-          Tables have to be inserted in the text

    Figures must be saved in an original image format and not as a text file.


Follow the Harvard style of formatting.

    To cite journal article please provide the following information:

Authors, date, title, journal titles, journal name, volume and issue, pages, website or doi if available.Agustí, J. & Lordkipanidze, D., 2011. How “African” was the early human dispersal out of Africa? Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(11-12), pp.1338-1342. Available at:  [Accessed November 5, 2012].Carbonell, E. et al., 1999. Out of Africa: The Dispersal of the Earliest Technical Systems Reconsidered. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 18, pp.119-136.

    To cite a book, please provide the following information:

Authors, date, title, city, publisher.Barber, M., Field, D. and Topping, P., 1999. The Neolithic Flint Mines of England. Swindon: English Heritage.Gamble, C., 1993. Timewalkers: the prehistory of global colonization, Stroud: Alan Sutton.

    To cite a section of an edited book (including conference proceedings), please provide the following information:

Authors, date, title, editor(s), book title, city, publisher, pagesSaville, A., 2005. Prehistoric quarrying of a secondary flint source: evidence from north-east Scotland. In P. Topping and M. Lynott (eds.), The Cultural Landscape of Prehistoric Mines, Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 1-13.Castillo, F. Del & Barceló, J.A., 2009. Why Hunter and Gatherers did not Die More Often? Simulating Prehistoric Decision Making. In G. Earl et al., eds. Archaeology in the Digital Era. Papers from the 40th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26-30 March 2012. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 154–163.

    To cite a website, please provide the:

Author, date, title, website title, website address, accessed date.Demoule, J.-P., 2017. L’archéologie pour les gens ?. Blog Jean Paul Demoule. Available at: [Accessed June 5, 2018].British Museum, 2014. Welcome to the British Museum. Available at:  [Accessed June 5, 2018].

IMAGES All images must be at least 300 dpi and either 8-bit RGB. Please use preferentially either .tiff or .eps, .svg files and if possible not .jpg files. Verify that all images are the correct size: images must be less than 16 cm wide and 24.7 cm high. Verify the the links are included.FILE NAMING - Please name your manuscript Word file as: surname of first author, first 2 meaningful words of the title (shortened, if needed) excluding articles, and number of submission in the editorial process, all separated by an underscore, e.g. 'Giligny_Potterytechnology _1' where '1' indicates the first, initial submission; when you will resubmit your amended manuscript after the review that number will have to be changed in '_2').- Please, similarly name your images, tables, diagrams etc: surname of first author, first 2 meaningful words of the title, file content abbreviation with file consecutive number, and number of submission in the editorial process all separated by an underscore, e.g. ''Giligny_Potterytechnology _fig1-1' or ''Giligny_Potterytechnology _tab1-1'.Please note: it is essential that you name the files according to these instructions. Paper proposals that do not follow the correct naming style and zipping procedure will be sent back to authors for revision and might risk missing the final deadline and consequently exclusion from publication



The session’s organizers will control the process of reviewing and will send the revision’s demand to the authors. Once the whole manuscript of the session revised by the authors, the Congress organizers will take in charge the layout of the publication. Minor revisions should be asked to the authors again during this second phase.



Upon acceptance of the manuscript, all authors must fill in and sign the copyright release form. This includes co-authors.




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