Issue 50 - Autumn 2016

Published 14 November 2016

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Welcome to the 50th issue of TEA! This anniversary issue marks another step in the evolution of TEA, and the EAA more broadly. Have you visited our new webpage? EAA has a brand new website, integrated with the iMIS system. One advantage of this is that TEA content will now be available online as html pages, and debate articles will be available for members to add comments and discussion. This new format, the first of several upcoming changes, will make TEA easier to read online, particularly on mobile devices. And keep an eye out for TEA's new look, which will be more efficient and have a cleaner visual appearance. TEA will also continue to be available as a pdf document, archived on the website.

This issue contains reports from the 22nd Annual Meeting in Vilnius, including the Minutes of the EAA Annual Membership Business Meeting (AMBM). We emphasize that this is an important document. We ask that members read the minutes and contact the EAA executive board and administrator with any comments, questions or concerns. The EAA works for the membership, but we need to hear your voice! In addition to the Minutes of the ABMB, there is a proposal for an EAA working party on archaeology and the EU Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, and ‘A Survey regarding The EAA Code of Practice for Fieldwork Training ’ from the Committee on the Teaching and Training of Archaeologists (CTTA). This latter raises a series of questions, and some troubling compliance issues, and the committee asks that EAA members respond by contacting the committee chair Raimund Karl directly, or by sending a response to be published in TEA. And, we also would like to hear your opinions about the EAA Strategic Development Plan.

During the next year, between Vilnius 2016 and Maastricht 2017, we are promoting a TEA debate theme on Open Access, data accessibility, and ownership of archaeological information. Our first essay is ‘Open Access and the EJA: some preliminary thoughts’ by EJA Deputy Editor Catherine J. Frieman. We encourage you to read this, to comment on the EAA website, and to send us your opinions and essays on this topic.

Two EAA European Archaeological Heritage Prizes were awarded at Vilnius 2016: to L’Unité d'archéologie de la ville de Saint-Denis for exemplary achievements that unite archaeological heritage management and research with local community outreach, and to Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls for her innovative contribution to the research on Nazi-German terror in camps and in massacres. Caroline Sturdy Colls contributed to this newsletter with ‘Investigating Holocaust-Era Crimes’, an introduction to her stimulating research in our Research section. Nominations for the 2017 European Heritage Prize must be received by the EAA Secretariat at before 1 June 2017.

Now is the time to propose a session for the 23th EAA Annual Meeting in Maastricht. Session submission for EAA 2017 Maastricht is now open: the deadline is 30 November 2016.

This issue also includes reports from session and roundtables from the 22nd Annual Meeting in Vilnius, along with reports from other conferences and several announcements. Our next issue, Winter 2017, has a deadline of 15 January 2017. Send your opinions, research updates and conferences to us at

Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Roderick B. Salisbury

In this issue


Reports from EAA Committees and Working Parties ​​



Conference and Workshop Reports

From Our Correspondents


Posted November 18, 2016 by Sylvie Kvetinova
Last reply on November 29, 2016 by Roderick B. Salisbury
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