The 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists took place in Helsinki, Finland, 29 August-1 September 2012.

The 18th EAA conference 2012 was held between 29 August-1 September in Helsinki. The meeting was organized by the University of Helsinki, the National Board of Antiquities, and the Finnish Antiquarian Society in collaboration with the Archaeological Society of Finland, and the archaeological departments of the Universities of Oulu and Turku. Furthermore, Helsinki City Museum was the co-organizer of the MERC. Altogether 1055 archaeologists from 42 countries attended the EAA Meeting in Helsinki. Over 700 papers and posters, organized into 78 sessions and round tables, were delivered. The main themes were Interpreting the Archaeological Record, Maritime Archaeology, Archaeological Heritage Resource Management and Perspectives on Archaeology in the Modern World. Chronologically, the contributions ranged from early Palaeolithic to the modernity and included current matters related with archaeology in modern Europe. The pdf programme contains abstracts of all the papers and posters, the same as a directory of the participants. Different two-day excursions preceded the conference and various shorter excursions were offered on the Sunday.