van den Dries
Monique van den Dries is
assistant-professor at the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University
(The Netherlands), where she teaches archaeological heritage management.
She studied Prehistory of North-western Europe at Leiden University, with
specialisations in the application of IT and in museology. After her studies
she further specialised in IT and communication. For her PhD-research (1998)
she applied artificial intelligence techniques for analyzing and teaching
use-wear traces on flint artefacts. From 1995 onwards she was active in
Dutch heritage management. First she worked for the Dutch Foundation for
Archaeology, where she was the editor of the archaeological magazine ArcheoBRIEF.
Then she worked at the State Agency for Archaeology as project manager
for public outreach activities. In 2002 she became inspector at the Dutch
Inspectorate for Cultural Heritage. In 2010 she was appointed at Leiden
University to conduct research on archaeological heritage management and
to teach a Master specialization on Heritage management. Her recent publications
concern the developments within Dutch heritage management following the
implementation of the Malta-principles and the global economic recession.
Her main research projects at the moment are:
- Archaeology in Contemporary
Europe - [www.ace-archaeology.eu]
- Tell Balata Archaeological
Park project [www.tellbalata.com]
One of her aims as EAA board
member is to stimulate the involvement of students.
||Executive Board Member
Maria Gurova is an Associate
Professor of Prehistory at the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum
of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria. She specializes
in the study of prehistoric flint assemblages from Bulgaria, NW Anatolia
and the Levant, including use-wear analysis. Among her other interests
are: the origins and dispersal of early hominins in Europe; the Neolithization
of the Balkans and related issues of identity; flint raw material procurement
and distribution strategies in prehistory; the symbolic vs the utilitarian
in archaeological interpretation; and experimentation in archaeology. She
is involved in fieldwork and related projects in Bulgaria, Turkey, Israel,
Serbia, the UK and Spain. She publishes regularly in several languages
in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and edited monographs,
her publications reflecting both the empirical and theoretical aspects
of her research. She sits on several editorial boards, is editor-in-chief
of the first online Bulgarian journal of archaeology (Be-JA), and a member
of various scientific organizations including UISPP and SAA.
||EJA General Editor
Robin Skeates is a Reader
in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University. His research interests
centre upon the prehistoric archaeology of the Central Mediterranean region,
and his publications explore a wide variety of themes within the overlapping
inter-disciplinary fields of material, visual and sensual culture studies,
and of museum and heritage studies. His latest book is An Archaeology
of the Senses: Prehistoric Malta (Oxford University Press). His current
field project is investigating the human uses and experiences of a group
of prehistoric ritual caves in Central Sardinia. He is Director of
Durham University's Masters programme in Museum and Artefact Studies, and
an External Examiner for BA Archaeology programmes at Leicester University.
He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a member of the British
School at Rome's Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters, and a member
of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Peer Review College.
His goal, as General Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology,
is to raise its profile as a leading international academic journal dedicated
to publishing the very best scholarship on European archaeology, particularly
that facilitated by the EAA.
Dr Alexander Gramsch is currently
working for the State Heritage Office in Rhineland-Palatinate, southwestern
Germany. He received degrees from Cambridge University, UK, and Leipzig
University, Germany. His primary research interests are matters of theory
and historiography. Moreover, he worked on agency in Bronze Age cremation
burials, on the Bell Beaker phenomenon, and on the ritual practice of TRB
barrowbuilding. He has edited "Vergleichen als archaeologische Methode"
and co-edited "Archaeologies of Europe. History, Methods and Theories".
He has worked for private archaeological companies, lectured at universities
in Berlin, Freiburg and Leipzig, organised conferences for the German Theoretical
Archaeology Group (T-AG), and was part of a research project on social
interpretations in archaeology at Basel University, Switzerland. Currently
he is also one of the editors of Archaeological Dialogues. He became
editor of The European Archaeologist in 2010.
(EAA Administrator) studied Ethnology and Archaeology at the Charles
University in Prague and the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
She focuses on Palaeolithic (especially Magdalenian), chipped stone industry,
and on Latin American Prehistory.
Mark Pearce is Associate
Professor in Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. His research
centres on the Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages of northern Italy and
he is particularly interested in early mining and metallurgy and in mountain
landscapes. He has long been involved in the EAA and has served as General
Editor of the European Journal of Archaeology (2001-2004) and as member
of the Nomination Committee (2004-2007). More information and a list of
his publications can be found at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/archaeology/people/Mark.Pearce
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Peter Biehl is Chair of the
Department of Anthropology and Director of the Institute for European and
Mediterranean Archaeology at the State University of New York at Buffalo
(USA). His interests include Neolithic and Copper Age Europe and Near East,
archaeological method and theory, cognitive archaeology and the social
meaning of visual imagery and representation, archaeology of cult and religion,
museums and archaeological collections, heritage and multimedia in archaeology.
He has projects in Albania, Germany, Israel, Romania, Ukraine, United States
and Turkey, and is currently working at the West Mound in Çatalhöyük.
He has published widely on the meaning and functions of Neolithic and Copper
Age figurines, Neolithic enclosures, the archaeology of cult and religion,
and multimedia applications in archaeology. He was the reviews editor of
the EJA 1998-2005 and serves on various national and international editorial
boards and academic committees.
||EJA Editorial Board Member
Arkadiusz Marciniak is an
Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of Poznań in Poland.
He expertise is in the development of early farming communities in western
Asia and central Europe and their progression to complex societies. His
other interests comprise zooarchaeology of farming communities, archaeological
heritage and political context of practicing archaeology as well as archaeological
theory and history of archaeological thought. He has been a co-director
of the Polish team at the Neolithic tell in Çatalhöyük, Turkey. He has
published extensively in peer-reviewed books and journals. Among his recent
publications are Placing Animals in the Neolithic. Social Zooarchaeology
of Prehistoric Farming Communities and Grahame Clark and his Legacy (with
John Coles). He is currently involved in the project on distance learning
solutions in archaeology and archaeological heritage. While at Stanford,
he will teach two courses Social Zooarchaeology. Animals within prehistoric
social worlds and Politics, nationalism, heritage and archaeology in Central/Eastern
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Franco Nicolis studied Ancient
History and Prehistory at the University of Bologna. His PhD thesis at
the University of Pisa was focused on the Bell Beaker phenomenon in Nortern
Since 1991 he is working
as archaeologist at the Archaeological Heritage Office of the Autonomous
Province of Trento, Italy. In this position, he directed many excavations
from the Mesolithic to the Roman period, organized several international
conferences on different topics, gave public lectures at different European
Universities and Institutions (University of Bristol; University College
London; University of Nottingham; College de France, Paris, ...),
He is in charge for the
relations with other institutions, e.g. the Italian School of Archaeology
in Athens and the Excavations Department del National Heritage Board of
He has been the coordinator
of the Organising Committee of the EAA 15th Annual Meeting which has been
held 15-20 September 2009 in Riva del Garda, Trento.
His interests include: Material
culture and society of Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age; Megalithic
monuments in the alpine region; Bell Beaker Phenomenon; Long-distance contacts
and connections in prehistory; Archaeology of funerary contexts; Archaeometallurgy;
History of Archaeology; Archaeology of Cultural landscapes; Archaeology
of I World War and forensic archaeology; Archaeology and communication;
Ice Archaeology: the archaeology of ice patches and glaciers in the Alps.
He has published widely on Bell Beaker phenomenon, Long distance cultural
links in prehistory, Alpine archaeology, Archaeology of death.
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Dr. Agnė Čivilytė is currently
working for the Institute of Lithuanian History in Vilnius. She received
her PhD from Heidelberg University, Germany in fields Prehistoric Archaeology,
Classical Archaeology and Archaeology of Near East. Her PhD thesis was
focused on various aspects with the phenomenon of Bronze Age weapon depositions
in North-Central Europe. Her other interests comprise prehistoric warfare,
technology and social development in prehistory, archaeolometallurgy, social
theories, memory in archaeology and cultural relations and identity in
prehistory. She also participated at archaeological excavations in Göbekli
Tepe (Turkey) and Tiryns (Greece). She is a member of Society of Lithuanian
Archeology and a member of editorial board of peer-reviewed journal ”Archaeologia
Baltica”. Her current research project is Technology and social development
in prehistory: A study of Bronze Age metal objects. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-V-01-101
(2011-2014). More information can be found at http://www.istorija.lt/html/projektai_acivilyte.html.
As an Executive Board Member she aims Lithuanian archaeology to be
involved into European community of science and to discuss not only scientific,
but also current problems of archaeological heritage and the role of archaeology
in modern society in a global context.
Dr Nurcan Yalman studied
prehistoric archaeology at Istanbul University, and received her PhD entitled
Contribution of the ‘Settlement Logic’ Studies at the Contemporary
Villages to the Interpretation of Archaeological Sites in 2005. Besides
participating in numerous excavations and survey projects in Turkey, she
has been the team leader of the pottery laboratory at the Çatalhöyük
Research Project between 2003-2011. Her research interests are the history
of archaeological thought, contextual ethnoarchaeology, pottery analysis
and methods and theories of cultural heritage including public outreach,
vocational training and community archaeology. Currently, she is a research
fellow in the Centre for International Heritage Activities (CIE)
in Leiden and in the NGO The Cultural Awareness Foundation in Istanbul,
where she is developing training programs on cultural heritage. She has
published widely on pottery analysis, ethnoarchaeology and recently on
cultural heritage. She has also organized and supervised the exhibition
Earth to Eternity: Çatalhöyük in Istanbul. She has lectured at the
Mimar Sinan and Kadir Has Universities in Istanbul.