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The  EAA Conferences

EAA 7th Annual Meeting

The EAA 7th Annual Meeting took place in Esslingen, Germany, 19-23 September 2001

For the first time, the European Association of Archaeologists held its annual meeting in Germany. From Wednesday 19 until Sunday, 23 September 2001 the meeting of European archaeologists took place in the old Reichsstadt Esslingen am Neckar (Baden-Württemberg). The preparation and organisation of the congress were vested in the Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg and in the board of the Deutsche Altertumsverbände, which represent all archaeological institutions in Germany.
The program of the congress included three days (Thursday to Saturday) of lectures and round tables in three subject blocks. The meeting of members took place on Saturday and the congress ended on Sunday with several excursions to significant cultural monuments in Baden-Württemberg.
The Fachhochschule Esslingen (technical university), the venue of the conference, is located at the outskirts of the medieval old town of Esslingen. The Stadthalle (city hall) of Esslingen, where the inauguration program as well as the “closing dinner” took place, is also located on the outskirts of the old town just 5 minutes walk from the Fachhochschule. The “annual party” of the European Association of Archaeologists was held in the big cinema and discotheque complex on the Dick areal on the outskirts of the old town. The old town of Esslingen offered many additional possibilities for meeting in cosy restaurants, pubs or in wine bars. 



Block I - Managing the archaeological record and the cultural heritage

Evaluating Archaeologists - The Business of Archaeology 
Gerry Wait, United Kingdom

Integrated Conservation: Archaeology and Sustainable Development 
Tom Bloemers & Monique Eerden, Netherlands & Kate Clark, United Kingdom

Broadening Access to Archaeological Information: New Developments 
Stewart Bryant, United Kingdom

The Urban Archaeology Project - where are we going in the 21st century?
Bob Croft, United Kingdom

Archaelogical heritage routes
Geir Sør-Reime, Norway

Block II - Archaeology of today: Theoretical and methodological perspectives

Archaeology of Architecture (Archaeotecture). Seeking a new archaeological vision of Architecture
Rebeca Blanco Rotea & Patricia Mañana Blanco & Xurxo Ayán Vila, Spain.

Archaeology and Cultural Diversity 
Kate Clark & Anne Killebrew, United Kingdom

German Archaeological Theory and Practice in its European Context
Alexander Gramsch & Ulrike Sommer, Germany

Quantitative Methoden in der Archäologie. Thema Klassifikation 
I. Herzog & Th. Weber & Andreas Zimmermann, Germany

Worlds Collide: Multiculturalism in the Archaeological Record
Constanze Witt, USA

Archaeology and its History: Current Research and Past Readings
Martin Goalen & Diane Fortenberry, United Kingdom

A Sociological Approach to Contemporary Archaeology
Lise Bender Jørgensen & Linda Lövkvist, Sweden

Archaeology, Nationalism and Ethnicity
Stephanie Koerner & Marek Zvelebil, United Kingdom

The Archaeological Theory and Practice in East and West:
an History of Common and Different Grounds 
Ana C. N. Martins, Portugal

Archaeology of Colonialism: The Colonialism of Archaeology
Margarita Díaz-Andreu & Laurajane Smith, United Kingdom

New Media - New Perspectives in Archaeology 
Stefanie Samida & Jörg Wicke & Peter F. Biehl, Germany

Archaeology/postmodernism: and, or, without, after... 
Andris Sne, Latvia

Block III - Archaeology and material culture - interpreting the archaeological record

The exploitation of salt in European archaeology
John Chapman, United Kingdom

Lithics on landscape: Landscape archaeology for hunter-gatherers
María del Mar López Cordeiro, Spain

Continuity and Discontinuity: Transition periods in European Prehistory (part II)
Martin Bartelheim & Volker Heyd, Germany

Environment, settlement history and landscape planning (part 1 and 2)

      Dirk Meier, Germany & Charles Mount, Ireland

      Organisers: Natalia Shishlina & Maria Bronnikova, Russia
      Discussant: Roger Langohr, Belgium

Enclosing the past: inside and outside in prehistory - Abgrenzung des Raumes in der Vorgeschichte
Anthony Harding, United Kingdom & Susanne Sievers, Germany & Natalie Venclová, Cech Republic

Accessing Time and Fluidity in Rock-art: Recent Trends and Perspectives in European Rock-Art Studies
George Nash, United Kingdom & Margarita Diaz-Andreu, United Kingdom

The Archaeology of fire. Fire in Protohistory and History
Dragos Gheorghiu, Romania

European Steppe of Bronze Age
Pavel Kouznetsov & Oleg Motchalov, Russia

Cultural responses to natural stresses: on the cause of Stone Age revolutions
Galina Levkovskaya & Leonid Visdhnyatsky, Russia 

Transport and horsebreeding in Europe in the Eneolithic, Bronze and Early Iron Ages
Elisabeth Jerem, Hungary & Elena Kuzmina, Russia

Astronomy, Materiality and Changing Landscape
Stanislaw Iwaniszewski, Mexico/Poland

Ancient Egypt and Antique Europe: Two Parts of the Mediterranean World
Galina Belova, Russia, Edgar Pusch, Germany & Amanda-Alice Maravelia, Greece

Biomolecular Archaeology
J. Burger, Germany & M. Collins, United Kingdom

The Archaeology of Literacy
John Pearce, United Kingdom & Ralph Häussler, France

Long Distance Trade of Hellenistic and Roman Fine Pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea Area
Krzysztof Domzalski, Poland & Denis Zhuravlev, Russia

Perceiving Metals
Peter Northover & Dorothee Bruns, United Kingdom


Evaluating Archaeologists – The Business of Archaeology
Gerry Wait, United Kingdom & Charles Niquette, USA

Workshop on European funding opportunities for the cultural heritage
Peter Chowne & J. Tzanidaki & S. Costantini

Biomolecular Archaeology
J. Burger, Germany & M. Collins, United Kingdom

Aerial Archaeology - a powerful tool to explore ancient European landscapes and for monument protection
Otto Braasch, Germany & Bob Bewley

Archaeology in contemporary society – An example using pottery
Timothy Darvill, United Kingdom & Dragos Gheorghiu, Romania

Working Party on Training and Education
John Collis, United Kingdom

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Montreal-Rosemont, Qc 2002