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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.

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.

. EAA Finacial Administrator
Krisztína Struhár


Krisztina Struhar (EAA Financial Administrator) studied finance at University of Economics in Prague. She has several years of experience as financial controller in automotive.


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
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.


EJA Editorial Board Member
Ekaterina Dolbunova

Ekaterina Dolbunova is a junior scientific researcher and curator in the Department of archaeology of Eastern Europe and Siberia in The State Hermitage Museum. She has a wide range of scientific interests, which include the appearance of the earliest pottery in the communities of hunter-gatherers of Eastern Europe, pottery making technology, landscape archaeology, pile-dwellings phenomenon and underwater archaeology. She prepared her PHD-work both in The State Hermitage Museum and University Paris I Pantheon- Sorbonne. She is a member of Underwater expert group of the Field committee in Institute of archaeology (Moscow, Russia) and ICOMOS. She participated in different scientific projects concerned neolithisation of Eastern Europe. Since 2010 she has conducted her own excavations as part of North-Western archaeological expedition of The State Hermitage Museum. Nowadays she is involved in the international project funded by SNF "Network in Eastern European wetland and underwater archaeology" (NEENAWA).


EAA Nomination Committee Member
Marga Díaz-Andreu

BA (Licenciada) Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, 1985); MA (Licenciada con grado) (UCM, 1986); PhD (Doctor) (UCM, 1990). Following a post-doctoral stay in UCL and Southampton, I worked for the CSIC (Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research) (1993-94) and the UCM (1994-Dec 1995). In 1996 I moved to Durham (UK) where I was appointed lecturer. I was Reader at the time I left in 2012 to move to the University of Barcelona as an ICREA Research Professor. My interests are in the fields of Heritage, History of Archaeology, Prehistoric Rock Art and Identity, all of which I have taught. I have also supervised PhD students and post-doctoral fellows working in these areas of research. My work has been published in several languages. My early archaeological education in Spain was heavily influenced by German and French archaeological tradition. I was subsequently introduced to British archaeological thinking and developed my interest in European archaeological traditions generally. This has led to involvement in several European projects over the past decade. My interest in Europe as a focus of study for many years has resulted in edited books such as Nationalism and Archaeology in Europe (1996, with T. Champion, published again in 2015), and Excavating Women. A History of Women in European Archaeology (1998, with MLS Sřrensen). I have also written A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology (2007) in which European archaeology was widely discussed. I have been a member of the EAA from 1995 and served as a member of the Executive Board between 2006 and 2009.

Executive Board Member
Manuel Fernández Götz

Dr. Manuel Fernández-Götz is Chancellor’s Fellow in Archaeology at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology of the University of Edinburgh (http://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/about-us/staff-profiles/profile_tab1_academic.php?uun=mfernan2). His main areas of research are Iron Age societies in Central and Western Europe, the archaeology of identities, and more recently also provincial Roman archaeology and conflict archaeology. Key books include the monographs Identity and Power: The Transformation of Iron Age Societies in Northeast Gaul (Amsterdam 2014), Paths to Complexity: Centralisation and Urbanisation in Iron Age Europe (Oxford 2014), Persistent Economic Ways of Living. Production, Distribution, and Consumption in Late Prehistory and Early History (Budapest 2015), and the forthcoming volume Eurasia at the Dawn of History: Urbanization and Social Change (Cambridge 2016). His broad geographical, chronological and thematic spectrum is mirrored by his extensive publications: http://edinburgh.academia.edu/ManuelFernandezGotz

Before joining the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer, he was coordinator of the Heuneburg project in the State Office for Cultural Heritage Baden-Württemberg (2011-2013). He currently co-directs excavations at the Iron Age Oppidum of Monte Bernorio in Northern Spain. He is also a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Peer Review College and member of the Committee "Âges des Métaux" of the Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP). Having lived in Germany, Spain, France, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, his main aim at EAA is to use his international background in order to help connecting South and North, West and East, and different traditions and generations of archaeologists.