About the Journal


The Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino is a biannual journal founded in 1985 with the central objective of publishing articles, essays and investigative reports in Spanish and English on topics of indigenous American art and symbolism, with a special focus on pre-Contact times. It is the only specialized journal of its kind in Latin America today.

The journal welcomes articles, essays and investigative reports on topics related to archeology, anthropology, rock art, visual art, history, architecture, cognition, cosmology, ecology, economics, ethnography, ideology, musicology, technology and related disciplines. In both content and graphics, submissions must have a clear and justifiable link to the journal’s central objective. Submissions that combine two or more of the above-mentioned themes are especially welcome.

Submissions are evaluated by anonymous external reviewers whose work is essential for guaranteeing the manuscripts’ originality, quality and suitability for the journal. Submissions may be sent at any time, and will be published in order of acceptance, with the reception and approval dates notes on the first page.

The submissions and their accompanying references and figures are the exclusive responsibility of the authors and the ideas and opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect those of the Boletín del Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino or its sponsoring institution.

All rights reserved. No part of the journal may be reproduced or transmitted in any medium, mechanical or electric, without the written permission of the Editor.

Please direct all enquiries to the journal’s Editor or Assistant Editors.


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