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The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) is a membership-based association open to all archaeologists and other related or interested individuals or bodies. The EAA currently has over 1100 members on its database from 41 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. 

The 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.

The main forum for EAA members to interact is represented by the 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.

The official language of the EAA is English, but if you have difficulties with English you can communicate with us in any major European language. 

The 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.

For more information visit EAA Website.


Dear EAA Members, dear European Archaeologists!

This is the Summer Issue of your newsletter, so it comes as no surprise that it contains the latest information on this year's EAA Annual Meeting in Oslo in September. Please also have a look at the Calendar in the section on EAA Matters!

There is a wide array of information concerning the EAA conference, its working parties and committees, and the minutes of the Annual Business Meeting in The Hague last September, but also a report on a meeting of the Pan African Association of Archaeologists. In addition to that there are new Reports. One is informing us that a new All-Ukrainian association of archaeologists is going to be founded, which is not only a matter of organization(s) but also of Ukrainian politics. More politics can be found in the report on the occupation of the University College London by archaeology and other students during the protests against financial cuts. 

Thrilling news is that the Deutscher Verband für Archäologie (DVA) will be inaugurated at the 7th Deutscher Archäologenkongress in Bremen in October 2011, if all future members agree. What's so thrilling about a new German archaeological association? Well, for the first time since World War II all major organizations and cooperations agreed to shelter under one common umbrella organization, despite the fact that centralism is very untypical for German thinking, and we are looking forward to hear more about the plans of this new central organ. Moreover, the Conference Announcements section in this issue again lists no less than 22 archaeological meetings, symposia or fairs taking place this year. (read more)

There are even more new organizations and organs we learn about: the new journal Interdisciplinaria Archeologica; an online discussion board for Urnfield Culture cemeteries; and the proposed new International Association for Research on Hellenistic Pottery. Check the Announcements in this issue.

Looks like archaeology is alive and kicking! At least where archaeologists' delight in organizing themselves and establishing new institutions is concerned. So, please, let us know if you are alive, too, and submit your reports, announcements, letters, comments, and Oslo session reports in particular, for the Winter Issue of TEA by 31 October 2011. And if you do so: the TEA Notes for Authors are published with the EAA Matters in this issue.

Wishing you all a successful summer season, and see you all in Oslo!

Alexander Gramsch
TEA Editor


In this issue


The Destructive Impact of Farming and Forestry on the Archaeological Cultural Landscapes of Europe (by Steve Trow)
Por-Bajin: An Enigmatic Site oft he Uighurs in Southern Siberia (by Irina Arzhantseva et al.)
Frontiers in Etruria. A Workshop (by Simon Stoddart and Christopher Smith)
The All-Ukrainian Public Association of Archaeologists: Its Purposes and Plan of Actions (by Yakov P. Gershkovich)
The Anti-Cuts Movement in the UK and Archaeology: A View From the UCL Occupation (by Sirio Canós-Donnay)
Archaeolingua Foundation and Publishing House (by Elizabeth Jerem and Dorottya Domanovszky)

Listen to original recordings of interview with Colin Renfrew
Human brain detected - in an Iron Age skull
"Hey - dig here!"
Global Heritage Network monitoring endangered sites
Teeth nibble on theories of human origins
More on human origins: our lost uncles from Denisova?
Update on Areni Cave
Heritage and its many adversaries
Neolithic farmers not so peaceful after all
Lewis R. Binford (1931-2011)

EAA Matters
Dear Colleagues - Welcome to Oslo!
The Pan African Association of Archaeologists and the EAA (by Nathan Schlanger)
EAA Annual Report (Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting in The Hague)
Report from the "Student Working Party" (April 2011) (consisting of Sylvie Marshall, Mark Pearce and Monique van den Dries) 
EAA Committee on the Teaching and Training of Archaeologists: PhDs in Archaeology(by Mark Pearce)
Calendar for EAA Members, May - November 2011
TEA Notes for Authors
The European Archaeological Heritage Prize. Call for Nominations
Letter of the Presidents of 17 Organizations, 4 February 2011

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