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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 the ABM.

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 newsletter.

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 TEA.

The deadline for the Winter Issue of TEA is the 15th of December. As always, please e-mail us at if you would like to get in touch.

Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Roderick B. Salisbury, TEA Editors




 In this issue

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)
EAA Matters
EAA ANNUAL REPORT (Minutes of the Annual Membership Business Meeting - AMBM in Glasgow)
EAA Presidential Lunch (Glasgow 2015)
Proposal for an EAA working party on archaeology and the EU Environmental Impact Assessment Directive
Calendar for EAA members October 2015 - February 2016
History, archaeology and source-studies. A letter from a subject matter to a researcher (by Leo S. Klejn)
EAA Working Parties
T05S002 Steady State, florescence and Bust: an alternative insular model from Malta (by Jaime Almansa-Sánchez)
Committee on the Teaching and Training of Archaeologists practical skills training survey (by Raimund Karl, Bangor University)
EAA Annual Meeting Roundtable and Session Reports
Round Table: Political Strategies for the EAA? (Glasgow 2015) (by Jean-Olivier Gransard-Desmond, Raimund Karl, Sophie Hüglin)
Roundtable: Archaeology at a Rural Crossroads (Glasgow 2015) (by Karl Cordemans)
Phoenician maritime pioneering and Punic expansion: reconstructing trade and dietary patterns (EAA Istanbul 2014) (by Cynthianne Debono Spiteri, Domingo C. Salazar-García and Nicholas Vella)
Battlefield Archaeology: Exploring the Materialities of Conflict (EAA Glasgow 2015) (by Manuel Fernández-Götz and Nico Roymans)
Sustainable practices in Archaeology (EAA Glasgow 2015) (by Rocío Varela-Pousa)
Free video recordings from selected sessions at the EAA conference in Glasgow 2015
Conference and Workshop Reports
Craft and production in the European Iron Age (by Simon Stoddard)
From our correspondents
Greece (by Christina Marangou)
Russia (compiled by Ekaterina Dolbunova)



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