American Antiquity is a quarterly journal that publishes original papers on archeology of the New World and on archeological method, theory and practice worldwide. The journal is one of the two journals that are published by the Society for American Archeology SAA. The other is Latin American Antiquity. Latin American Antiquity is also a quarterly journal that only publishes original papers on archeology, prehistory and ethnohistory of Latin America –Mesoamerica, Central America and South America.
The Citation style guide was developed to maintain uniformity in the papers, articles, reports, comments, etc that were being submitted. Both American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity follow the American Antiquity Citation Style.
The following are some examples which provide an insight into the exact structure of the citation rules and styles.
Book: single author:
Elster, Jon, 1989 Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press, New York. Morales Padrón.
Book: multiple authors
Hampton, David R., Charles E. Summer, and Ross A. Weber, 1978 Organizational Behavior and the Practice of Management. 3rd ed. Foresman, Glenview, Illinois.
Book: edited book
Dibble, Charles E. (editor), 1980 [sixteenth century] Codice Xolotl. Universidad Autónoma de México, México, D.F. McHugh (editor)
Bonavia, Duccio, 1985 Mural Painting in Ancient Peru. Translated by P. J. Lyon. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
Book: book or other item, no author
SCS Engineers, 1986 A Survey of Household Hazardous Waste and Related Collection Programs. SCS Engineers, Reston, Virginia. Secretaría de Programación y Presupuesto (SPP)
Article: in a journal
Ashmore, Wendy, 1991 Site-Planning Principles and Concepts of Directionality. Latin American Antiquity 2:199–226.
Article: in a journal, group
The Royal Society Conference of Editors, 1968 Metrification in Scientific Journals. American Scientist 56:159–164.
Article: in a magazine, no author
The Indian Homeland, 1991 U.S. News and World Report. 8 July:27–28.
Article: in a newspaper, no author
Weekly Missouri Courier (WMC) [Palmyra, Missouri], 1838 [short description of what is being cited, e.g., “Advertisement placed by J. H. and A. A. Stirman.”] 7 July:[page numbers, if paginated]. Palmyra, Missouri.
Article: in a newspaper, with an author
Noble, John W., 2002 When Humans Became Human. New York Times 26 February:D1, D5. New York.
Article: in an edited book
Manzanilla, Linda, 1999 Complex Urban Societies in Central Mexico: The Case of Teotihuacan. In Archaeology in Latin America, edited by Gustavo G. Politis and Benjamin Alberti, pp. 93–129. Routledge, London.
Dissertation or Thesis
Fritz, Gayle J., 1986 Prehistoric Ozark Agriculture: The University of Arkansas Rockshelter Collections. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The original source of the article can be found in the following link http://www.saa.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
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