The January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Archaeology is now available for viewing on AJA‘s website (

In this issue of AJA :

Erika Weiberg and Martin Finné review theories of culture change in the Early Bronze Age Aegean: “Mind or Matter? People-Environment Interactions and the Demise of Early Helladic II Society in the Northeastern Peloponnese.”

Giorgos Papantoniou explores sacred landscapes in relation to political power and ideology in Cyprus (includes free online appendix): “Cyprus from Basileis to Strategos: A Sacred-Landscapes Approach.”

Jennifer M. Webb and David Frankel discuss regionalism and material culture in Bronze Age Cyprus: “Cultural Regionalism and Divergent Social Trajectories in Early Bronze Age Cyprus.”

Josephine Shaya examines the public life of monuments in the Roman world: “The Public Life of Monuments: The Summi Viri of the Forum of Augusts.”

John K. Papadopoulos reviews several recent publications on the Athenian Acropolis: “Always Present, Ever Changing, Never Lost from Human View: The Athenian Acropolis in the 21st Century.”

Blythe Bowman Proulx presents the findings of a survey on the nature, scope, and frequency of archaeological site looting: “Archaeological Site Looting in ‘Glocal’ Perspective: Nature, Scope, and Frequency.”

Naomi F. Miller proposes that the twisted gold wire pendants from the tomb of Queen Puabi in the royal cemetery at Ur are symbols of fertility: “Symbols of Fertility and Abundance in the Royal Cemetery at Ur, Iraq.”

Also, in this issue a new batch of book reviews and the newest list of books received.