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This is the first issue of TEA's new quarterly schedule, the first Autumn Issue. And it is the first one after the Istanbul conference. The 20th EAA Annual Meeting in Istanbul has been the largest ever, with more than 2,100 participants, 150 sessions, and over 2,000 papers and posters. So it comes as no surprise that this issue contains many submissions concerning the sessions, social events and the Annual Business Meeting. To resurvey the programme, please visit

At the same time EAA is already looking into a bright future and is delighted to invite you to the next EAA conference in Glasgow, 2-5 September 2015. It is time to start preparing for your visit, so please check the conference web site at and follow the conference news at

The Glasgow organizers are not only organizing another memorable EAA meeting, they also created a special EAA Glasgow meeting tartan (s. EAA Matters) - and those of us who came to Istanbul already saw the Scottish colleagues in their particular EAA Glasgow kilts - what a sight!

The EAA Matters section also contains a letter from our new Secretary and our new Treasurer, currently the two managing officers of the EAA, explaining the plans for the coming months, so please have a look.

The Annual Business Meeting (ABM) is the plenary meeting of the EAA, taking place each year during the Annual Meeting on Friday. It is the place where strategic decisions for the future are presented, discussed, and decided; it is the place where all EAA members can raise their voice and participate in decision making. At the ABM in Istanbul several points of concern were raised and discussed - so I’d like to use the opportunity to encourage you to join future Annual Business Meetings too and to participate in deciding on the future of your association!

What was announced in the last issue already became reality with this issue: TEA launches a new section with reports From our Correspondents. For the Autumn Issue
correspondents from five different regions collected, processed and arranged information on projects, exhibitions, excavations, legislation, publications etc. This new section will be a permanent element of future TEA issues, and if you, dear member, would like to see your announcement to be published as part of it, please contact either the correspondents or the TEA editor - or become a correspondent yourself! (read more)

Alexander Gramsch

TEA Editor (

From our Correspondents

Finland - Riikka Alvik
Alpine Archaeology - Marcel Cornelissen
Benelux - Karl Cordemans
Iberian Peninsula - Rocío Varela-Pousa
France - Kai Salas Rossenbach
Conference announcements
Books by Members



In this issue

EAA Matters

The 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 2-5 Sept. 2015
The 16th European Archaeological Heritage Prize (2014)
The EAA Student Award for 2014
EAA Committee of Professional Associations in Archaeology (by K. Aitchison, G. Wait and J. Almansa-Sánchez)
EAA and EAC joint Working Group on Farming, Forestry and Rural Land Management (by K. Cordemans)
Working Group on Public Archaeology (by J. Almansa-Sánchez and L. Richardson)
NEARCH Project's advancement (by K. Salas Rossenbach)
European Journal of Archaeology: Table of Contents
European Journal of Archaeology: New Editorial Board members
Notes on EAA's 20th anniversary and the history of TEA (by A. Gramsch)
TEA's new quarterly publication schedule
The Material Culture of EAA Annual Meetings: an Exhibition (by S. Květinová and M. Pearce)
The European Journal of Archaeology - Your journal for 20 years (by R. Skeates)
Letter to our Members (by M. Lodewijckx and M. Gowen)
EAA Annual Report (Minutes of the ABM in Istanbul)

Session Reports 
Dead ends, funerary flops and monumental failures: Archaeologies of mortuary disasters (by Ruth Nugent, Estella Weiss-Kreijci and Howard Williams)
Preservation in situ or excavation? (by Carolina Anderson, Dick de Jager, Eva Kars and Vibeke Vandrup Martens)
Is there reason to party? 10 years of the Working Group on Farming, Forestry and Rural Land Management? (by Karl Cordemans)
Landscapes of Luxury: Park landscapes and their wider context in medieval Europe? (by
Derek Hall)
The exploitation of wild plant resources: methodological, archaeobotanical and ethnobotanical approaches to the identification of their type of management and its social implications (by Marian Berihuete, Ferran Antolín and Oriol López)
Encounters and transformations in Iron Age Europe: perspectives on the ENTRANS Project (by Ian Armit, Hrvoje Potrebica, Matija Črešnar and Philip Mason)
Caves as ritual spaces in later prehistoric Europe (by Lindsey Büster, Eugène Warmenbol and Dimitrij Mlekuž)
Contemporary art and archaeology, crossroads between science and art, dialogues and
(by Kai Salas Rossenbach)
Excursion Report: Flow, Play & Renewal: A review of the ‘Byzantine Secrets’ Tour, EAA 20th Annual Meeting, Istanbul (by Mark A. Hall)
Institutional development of archaeological literature in Turkey (by İ. Banu Doğan)
Conference Report: Living History as Experience (by Yonca Krahn)
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