The unique structure of the journal
Six issues of the journal are published annually, with each once dedicated to a particular era of the steppe zone development or a cultural phenomenon in the history of this part of Eurasia:
The Stone Age and the Beginning of the Early Metal Age
The Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age
The Great Migration Period
Archaeology of the Middle Ages
Military Archaeology: Ancient and Medieval Armament of Eurasia
Numismatics and Epigraphy
According to the founders of the journal, its fields of concern will be as follows:
issues of the origin, development and mutual influence of the nomadic and settled archaeological cultures of Eurasia;
publication of the key monuments of various periods and cultures;
systematic studies of material items;
compilation of archaeological source collections and maps;
reconstruction of the environmental support systems of ancient and medieval societies.
archaeological study of the spiritual culture;
study of art monuments, including the ones located in the natural landscape;
study of numismatic and epigraphical monuments;
coverage of the issues of the establishment of sedentary settlements and towns, and the history of architecture;
issues of the preservation and use of Eurasian archaeological heritage;
Apart from individual thematic articles and conference materials, the journal will include monographs addressing the key issues of Eurasian archaeology. The theme of each issue is determined by the annual plan and priorities established by the Editorial Board.
The Editorial Board positions the journal as an international publication, providing a new platform for scientists willing to make the results of their research known to a wider scientific community. This will strengthen Russia's scientific relations with European and Asian archaeological centres and researchers studying the steppe zone.