With over 2,000 delegates and more than 170 sessions
and round tables, the 21st Annual meeting in Glasgow was a great success.
Unsurprisingly, much of the content in this Autumn Issue of The European
Archaeologist relates to the Glasgow meetings, including reports on sessions
and roundtables, and the minutes of the Annual Business Meeting (ABM). We
welcome the new EAA President, Felipe Criado-Boado and new Executive Board
Members Manuel Fernández-Götz and Esa Mikkola, whose elections were announced at
We are looking forward to a great 22nd annual
meeting in Vilnius in 2016. A section of TEA is dedicated to introduce Vilnius
to our members, with wonderful pictures to illustrate that it is well worth
coming to the conference.
The debate section picks up the theme of theoretical
archaeology in Eastern Europe. TEA received a letter by Leo S. Klejn, who wishes
to comment on Stephen Leach‟s recently published book on his life and work. We
are honored to be able to provide a home for his thoughts on the matter. In
order to continue the debate, we encourage EAA members to send us short comments
about political and institutional constraints that have shaped or are currently
shaping archaeological thinking and practice in their countries.
The EAA working parties Public Archaeology and
Teaching and Training of Archaeologists have sent updates; reports from EAA‟s
annual meeting round tables and sessions fill the next section of our
We would like to highlight the excellent work of our
regional correspondents, Christina Marangou for Greece and Ekaterina Dolbunova
for Russia, who brought together information about current archaeological
conferences, projects and exhibitions in their respective regions. The role of
the regional correspondents lies in selecting, collecting and disseminating
information, which is of relevance to a wider European audience.
Our list of correspondents include Riikka Alvik for
the Baltic region, Çiler Çilingiroğlu for Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean,
Karl Cordemans for the Benelux Area, Marcel Cornelissen for the Alpine Region,
Ekaterina Dolbunova for Russia, Ericka Engelstadt for Northern Scandinavia,
Iceland and Greenland, Christina Marangou for Greece, Nona Palincas for Romania,
Hvoje Potrebica for the Balkans, Yuriy Rassamakin for the Ukraine, Kai Salas
Rossenbach for France and Rocío Varela-Pousa for the Iberian Peninsula.
Regional correspondents send us regular updates
about once a year, but there is no fixed schedule. If you are interested in
reporting about archaeology in a European region not already covered, please get
in touch with us to become a regional correspondent.
Last, we would like to introduce our new last page
"ArchaeoCakes". As a dedicated baking hobbyist,
Katharina has participated in the making of many archaeology-themed cakes in the
last decade. At Leicester, the trend of baking a themed cake for each
research seminar really took off and continues to this day. Sadly, the cakes
are usually gone very quickly, and all that is left is a photograph. We will now
provide a space to memorialize the most creative creations. We are looking for
submissions of your own archaeological culinary creations to be published in
The deadline for the Winter Issue of TEA is the 15th
of December. As always, please e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get in touch.
Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Roderick B.
Salisbury, TEA Editors