The series Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean was founded by Manfred Bietak in 2000 to publish research in connection with the special research program “SCIEM 2000”. Focus is on relative and absolute chronologies of the complete Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, including the Aegean, and the synchronization of these chronologies and cultures. Pivotal is pottery research as a means for cultural synchronisation. The series is interdisciplinary, and particular value is placed on archaeological science research in the frame of the mentioned subject-areas. Both monographs, as well as conference-proceedings and workshop papers may be published.
The series is edited by Manfred Bietak and Hermann Hunger. Manuscripts have to be in English and are subject to international peer-review, supervised by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.