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Monique 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

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. Her career record of publications, projects and international collaborations distinguish her as among the most active and productive members of that Institute: http://www.naim.bg. 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, Russia, Belgium 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: http://naim.academia.edu/MariaGUROVA. 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: http://be-ja.org/.

EJA General Editor
Robin Skeates

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.

TEA Editor
Alexander Gramsch

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
Sylvie Květinová

Sylvie Kvetinová (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.

EJA Editorial Board Member
Arkadiusz Marciniak

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 Europe.

Executive Board Member
Agnė Čivilytė

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. 

Executive Board Member
Nurcan Yalman

Dr Nurcan Yalman studied prehistoric archaeology at Istanbul University, and received her PhD entitled The 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 From Earth to Eternity: Çatalhöyük in Istanbul. She has lectured at the Mimar Sinan and Kadir Has Universities in Istanbul.

Executive Board Member
Sophie Hüglin

Dr Sophie Hueglin is currently a Marie Curie Fellow at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. In her project RESTOMO she is undertaking research in the North of England, Switzerland and Italy on the reintroduction of stone architecture in the Early Middle Ages: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/historical/research/project/5068

For the past twelve years she was in Basel, Switzerland leading large scale rescue excavations and doing research on Late Iron Age settlement and burial. As part of her recent studies in Cultural Management she has analysed heritage policies and archaeological cross-border co-operations. Her broad geographical, chronological and thematic spectrum is mirrored by her extensive publications: https://newcastle.academia.edu/SophieHueglin

Her aim is to further develop the EAA professionally not only by holding one of the largest archaeology conferences around Europe but also by becoming an organisation of political influence. This process needs guidance to advance in a democratic, social and sustainable way, taking into account issues of quantity and quality as well as economy and ecology.