Journal History

The Midden began as a six-page newsletter in 1968 and has gradually emerged as a respectable, bound publication.

In 1983 the first grant to assist with publication was awarded by the B.C. Heritage Trust. The Trust has continued support for publishing The Midden every year since, helping to keep our rates at a minimum and making the publication available free to our members, and at a minimal cost to subscribers around the world.

In 2016 the ASBC worked with the University of Victoria Libraries to archive all the backissues of The Midden digitally, and to begin hosting the journal as an online PDF. 

In addition to the digital version a limited run of hardcopies are made available in Victoria and Vancouver. ASBC members receive the publication as part of their membership and subscribers such as libraries, educational institutions, students, professional archaeologists and archaeology enthusiasts also recieve issues.

The Midden is produced by an editorial committee who collectively contribute to soliciting, editing and proofreading content including news, field reports, and recent publications.