Center for Comparative Archaeology
Department of Anthropology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: (1) 412-648-7681
Fax: (1) 412-648-7533
Center for Comparative Archaeology
University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Comparative Archaeology publishes primary reports on archaeological research and other books with a focus on comparative archaeological study of early complex societies. It incorporates Latin American Archaeology Publications, which distributes hard-to-find books and journals, primarily on the archaeology of Latin America, published in Latin America and elsewhere. Some of the Center's publications are numbered volumes in three series initiated by Latin American Archaeology Publications: Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, Latin American Archaeology Reports, and Arqueología de México. Many of the books published by the Center are complemented by comprehensive datasets available online in the Comparative Archaeology Database. Many of the Center's books are published jointly with collaborating institutions outside the U.S. Inquiries from prospective authors are welcome. Further information for authors and guidelines for manuscript preparation are available on line.


PLEASE NOTE: THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY. We are available by email, but we will not be able to process book orders until the campus reopens.

Other publishers whose books on archaeology are available from the Center for Comparative Archaeology include the following:

  • Banco de la República: Fundación de Investigaciones Arqueológicas Nacionales and Museo del Oro (Bogotá)
  • Centro Francés de Estudios Mexicanos y Centroamericanos (México, D.F.)
  • Editorial Abya Yala (Quito)
  • Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia (Bogotá)
  • Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (Lima)
  • Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (México, D.F.)
  • Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia (México, D.F.)
  • National Museum of Ethnography (Stockholm)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima)
  • Sociedad Española de Estudios Mayas (Madrid)
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología (México, D.F.)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá)
  • Universidad de Tarapacá (Arica, Chile)
  • Universidad del Cauca (Popayán, Colombia)
  • Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (La Paz)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas (México, D.F.)
  • Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Tucumán, Argentina)
  • and others