EAA 2018 Barcelona – Reflecting futures
5 września - 8 września
The EAA Executive Board, the Municipality of Barcelona, and all the institutions representing Catalan archaeology in the Advisory Board are delighted to welcome delegates to the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Barcelona (5-8 September 2018).
Barcelona has much to offer. The city is also famous for its lively intellectual and popular culture.
The Annual Meeting venue is located in the centre of the city, at the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Barcelona and the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), cultural centre just opposite to the Faculty. Excellently situated at the heart of Barcelona, the area is witness to the extraordinary ability of this Mediterranean city to reinvent itself. Urban renewal and modernization sits comfortably side by side with the city’s eclectic mix of medieval, 18thC, 19thC and Art Nouveau architecture.
EAA 2018 – a plethora of choices
The Barcelona Meeting will celebrate EAA’s participation in the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) with thought-provoking discussions and exchange of ideas. Also, the Annual Meeting in Barcelona will foster discussions that are linked to the sustainability of the city’s cultural life, such as the role of heritage in urban renovation and the opportunities for the promotion of civic pride, identity and wider promotion linked to its Mediterranean location in the archaeological past.
Join us in celebrating, cosmopolitan Barcelona for the 2018 EAA Annual Meeting!
We advise especially to send abstracts for a session #690, which is co-organized by our editor-in-chief, or session #583 organized by our colleagues.
EAA 2018 – chosen sessions
Session #690 (theme #1) – Woodland archaeology: approaches, methods, current problems and future perspectives
A vast part of Europe is covered with forests (esp. Central, Eastern and Northern Europe), however, systematic field research within woodlands has often been neglected by field archaeologists. The application of standard archaeological techniques in forested environments such as surface, topographic and geophysical survey in dense vegetation, and the use of GPS or ALS data can certainly encounter a number of problems.
On the other hand many wooded areas offer a unique opportunity to investigate well-preserved remains of former human activities, whose traces have not been erased or transformed by modern agriculture, industrialisation or urbanisation. In some historical periods it is possible in some regions to reveal complete segments of deserted cultural landscapes due to the process of forest succession.
This session will focus on recent theoretical approaches and methodologies in woodland archaeology. We will address topics ranging from the formation processes of the archaeological record within forested environments, the use of non-invasive methods and targeted excavations, the classification and interpretation of anthropogenic features, as well as the potential threats to archaeological features and landscapes posed by modern forest management techniques.
Keywords: forests, woodland archaeology, archaeological methods
Dr Niedziółka, Kamil (Poland) – Institute of Archaeology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Dr. Vařeka, Pavel (Czech Republic) – Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of West Bohemia (email@example.com)
Dr. Konczewski, Paweł (Poland) – Department of Anthropology, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Session Format: papers, max. 15 minutes each.
Deadline: 15th of February 2018
Session #583 (theme #5) – Non-invasive applications in research and heritage management strategies in Central and Eastern European Archaeology
Non-invasive prospection is an indispensable element of archaeological research and is also an important component of cultural resource management strategies. In many countries various approaches have been developed to record, monitor and evaluate archaeological resources using a wide palette of prospection techniques: field-walking, aerial photography, ALS and geophysics.
Despite numerous successful applications in European research projects and heritage schemes seem to undervalue their potential. This problem is particularly evident in Central and Eastern European countries where due to different rhythm of political, historical and economic factors the application of non-invasive methods still raises questions and concerns about availability, cost or effectiveness. Their implementation into a standard practice is at best sluggish.
The aim of this session is to discuss the role of non-invasive methods in recognizing and documenting archaeological sites in a Central and Eastern European background. The goal is not to present survey results but rather to be the backbone for a broader discussion on their implications and implementations. From speakers we would expect thoughts on the current status of non-invasive archeology in particular in light of heritage protection systems, analysis of the most frequently encountered problems and solutions.
The geographical focus is due to different progression of non-invasive research implementation and appreciation in the former Iron Curtain divide. This session´s intention is however to be a prelude to a broad international discussion and an opportunity to exchange experiences, trends and milestones in search for support of permanent and fully recognized procedures in archaeology.
Keywords: non-invasive, geophysics, prospection, cultural heritage
MA Mackiewicz, Maksym (Poland) – Archeolodzy.org Foundation
MA Wroniecki, Piotr (Poland) – independent researcher
MA Tencer, Tomáš (Czech Republic) – Department of Archaeology and Museology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Session Format: Session, made up of a combination of papers, max. 15 minutes each
Deadline: 15th of February 2018