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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
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and students of archaeology.
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of Europe. At all times the EAA adheres to its Statutes.
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.
official language of the EAA is English, but if you have difficulties with
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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.
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Dear EAA Members, dear European
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
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
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!
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