About Peabody Museum Press


The Peabody Museum began issuing monographs, archaeological research reports, and other publications related to the Museum’s collections and scholarly activities in 1888. Today, the Peabody Museum Press publishes the unique resources of the Museum and the work of its affiliated scholars. The press’s books include works in Old and New World archaeology, zooarchaeology, biological and sociocultural anthropology, indigenous arts, anthropology and aesthetics, and material culture. The press also publishes exhibition catalogues and the work of the Robert Gardner Photography Fellows and Gardner Visiting Artists.

The Peabody Museum Press is not accepting manuscript proposals at this time.



The mission of the Peabody Museum Press is to disseminate knowledge, stimulate academic discourse, advance the subjects of archaeology and anthropology, and make the Museum’s collections widely available to researchers, students, Museum visitors, and the public. The press publishes work by scholars affiliated with the Museum and Harvard’s Department of Anthropology and by specialists working with the Museum’s collections.


Most Peabody Museum Press books are distributed by Harvard University Press. They may also be purchased directly from the Peabody Museum or from your local bookseller. Consult this list for books available only through Peabody Museum Press or local booksellers.

Manuscript Proposals

The Peabody Museum Press is not accepting manuscript proposals at this time.

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