EAA 2019 BERN – Beyond paradigms
4 września - 10 września
We are pleased to welcome you in Bern where the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) will take place from September 4-7, 2019. The event will be organised by the Institute of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bern which offers the facilities and support for the meeting.
The Annual Meeting themes, as defined by the Scientific Committee, incorporate the diversity of EAA and the multidimensionality of archaeological practice, including archaeological interpretation, heritage management and politics of the past and present.
1. Archaeological theory and methods beyond paradigms
2. Interpreting the archaeological record: artefacts, humans, and landscapes
3. Archaeology of mountainous landscapes
4. Digital archaeology, science and multidisciplinarity: new methods, new challenges
5. Archaeological heritage and museum management: future chances, future risks
6. Global change and archaeology
EAA 2019 – a plethora of choices
Registration for the 25th EAA Annual Meeting is now open. Please note that eventually all participants of the Annual Meeting have to be current (2019) EAA members and pay conference registration fee. Check registration policy for more details.
EAA 2019 – chosen sessions
DECONSTRUCTION OF PREHISTORIC ECONOMY:
VALUE, BARTER AND NON-MONETARY FINDS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
Archaic non-monetary systems and barter networks were resilient and successful form of economic interactions for millennia. The existence of pre-monetary economy shows to what extent prehistoric institutions, and social relations evolved and actively transformed Europe, providing firm foundations for monetary systems in later times. Barter was at once a cornerstone of modern economic theory and an ancient subject of debate about political justice, from Plato and Aristotle onwards.
As an idea ‚barter’ is part of the history of economics and archaeology, and the assumption that it was the forerunner of monetary exchange is crucial in the way it is normally conceptualised. The requirement of immediate satisfaction of demand is paramount in barter systems. This is one of the explanations of the rejection of monetisation in various prehistoric populations.
This session focusses on all aspects of prehistoric economy and transactions, excluding coins and coinage.
It covers a massive timespan from the Palaeolithic until Late Medieval period.
We invite interdisciplinary cooperation of archaeologists, economists, statisticians, anthropologists and theorists, who together can focus on fundamental questions, which transcend national boundaries, bringing innovative ‘out-of-the-box’ understanding of prehistoric economy.