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Journal of Archaeology (EJA)
is published four times a year. Members receive all four journals for the
year of subscription as part of the membership package, regardless of the
time of subscription. (read more)
1999, the EAA was granted consultative status with the Council of Europe,
in 2003 updgraded to participatory status. The instrument of consultative
status for international non-governmental organisations was already created
in 1952, to reinforce links between the CoE and international organisations
that carry out work in the scientific, cultural, charitable, health and
educational fields. In practice, such a status means that the EAA can address
memoranda to the Secretary General, that we shall be invited to public
sittings of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and that we
participate in various meetings for NGO's that are organised by the Council
on subjects relevant to us. In return, we are committed to supply information
to the CoE about developments in European archaeology, to publicise its
activities relevant to our field and to implement the Malta convention.
Please address your questions and suggestions to the EAA Secretariat.
to the EAA
to the European Association of Archaeologists, the association for all
professional archaeologists of Europe and beyond!
this site you can find details of our aims, our activities and publications,
and our forthcoming conferences.
main forum for our members to interact is represented by our Annual
Meetings. These lively and well-attended conferences, held every
September in a different country of Europe, are one of the highlights of
the archaeological year.
official language of the EAA is English, but if you have difficulties with
English you can communicate with us in any major European language.
on the membership button for information
about how to join. We look forward to meeting you!
are the members?
EAA is a membership-based association open to all archaeologists and other
related or interested individuals or bodies. The EAA currently has over
11000 members on its database from 60 countries world-wide working in prehistory,
classical, medieval and later archaeology. They include academics, aerial
archaeologists, environmental archaeologists, field archaeologists, heritage
managers, historians, museum curators, researchers, scientists, teachers,
conservators, underwater archaeologists and students of archaeology.
are the Aims of the EAA?
1994 at the Inaugural Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
(EAA) held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the EAA Statutes were formally approved.
They stipulate that the EAA was created:
the development of archaeological research and the exchange of archaeological
the management and interpretation of the European archaeological heritage
proper ethical and scientific standards for archaeological work
the interests of professional archaeologists in Europe
co-operation with other organisations with similar aims
Journal and Newsletter
promoting its aims the EAA publishes the European Journal of Archaeology
(EJA) which members receive three times a year. For more information
go to EJA.
are kept informed of the activities of the Association and current events
in European archaeology through a biannual newsletter, The
European Archaeologist and the Internet.
are entitled to submit papers and articles to both publications. For further
details on how to do this please contact the Secretariat or the Editors
direct using the addresses below.
of the EAA
Association organises conferences and seminars and acts as an advisory
body on all issues relating to the archaeology of Europe. The EAA
Annual Meetings offer a unique opportunity for archaeologists from
all over Europe and beyond to exchange ideas and opinions on archaeological
practice and theory following the aim to contribute to a continuing discussion
concerning the numerous identities and contexts of European archaeology.
previous Annual Meetings have taken place at Ljubljana, Slovenia
(1994); Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1995); Riga, Latvia
(1996); Ravenna, Italy (1997); Göteborg, Sweden (1998);
UK (1999); Lisbon, Portugal (2000), Esslingen am Neckar,
Germany (2001), Thessaloniki, Greece (2002), St. Petersburg,
Russia (2003), Lyon, France (2004), Cork, Ireland (2005)
Poland (2006), Zadar, Croatia (2007), Valletta, Malta (2008),
del Garda, Italy (2009), The Hague, Netherlands (2010), Oslo,
Norway (2011), Helsinki, Finland (2012) and Pilsen, Czech
groups constantly examine various aspects of European archaeology whereby
representatives from different countries work together to develop policies.
Once proposed and thorougly revised these are then formally put to the
Membership at the Annual Business Meeting for approval. At the 3rd Annual
Meeting, held in Ravenna, Italy, the EAA Code of
Practice came into effect and more recently in Gothenburg, the
of Conductfor archaeologists involved in contract archaeology
work, was approved. Still on the agenda for discussion are a European Heritage
Prize and training in archaeology. In addition various round tables
been held to set up a groups of Heritage Management experts and a directory
of archaeological training opportunities in Europe.
Association is a fully democratic body, governed by an Executive
Board elected by the Full members and is representative of the different
regions of Europe. At all times the EAA adheres to its Statutes.
September 2013 . The 15th European
Archaeological Heritage Prize (2013) has
been awarded to M. Daniel Thérond, former Head of Department of
the Culture, Heritage and Diversity Department, Council of Europe, and
to Professor Vincent Gaffney (read
The 2013 Student
Award of the European Association
of Archaeologists has been awarded to Oliver Dietrich for his paper
from ‘scrap’ about Late Bronze Age hoarding practices: a biographical approach
to individual acts of dedication
in large metal hoards(read
of the European Association of Archaeologists has been awarded to John