05.09 - 08.09.2018  
Barcelona, Spain

The 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists will be held from 5-8 September 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.


The Annual Meeting has two venues which are next to each other.
Faculty of Geography and History
Montalegre 6, 08001 Barcelona
This is the main venue where most sessions take place.

CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona
This is where registration, information desk, exhibition, meeting point, coffee-breaks and some sessions are.


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. Theories and methods in archaeology
2. The archaeology of material culture, bodies and landscapes
3. Mediterranean seascapes
4. Archaeology and the future of cities and urban landscapes
5. Archaeology and the European Year of Cultural Heritage
6. Museums and the challenges of archaeological heritage in 21st century

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The call for papers/posters/other contributions closes 15 February:


Registration is open:

Further information

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PAGES working group session

The LandCover6k working group will conduct session 609: From Local to Global Land Use in the Holocene (Theme: Theories and methods in archaeological sciences)
Organizer: Marco Madella. Co-organizers: Nicola Whitehouse, Kathleen Morrison, Girolamo Fiorentino and Marc Vander Linden.

Holocene changes in landcover are documented primarily by pollen and macrobotanical records. Syntheses of historical landuse are less developed than those of land cover, partly because of data heterogeneity archaeological and historical records, and the larger size and disciplinary diversity of the communities involved. Changes in landuse are inferred from multiple forms of archaeo-historical evidence. Farming types, for example, may be identifiable based on settlement sizes, distributions, duration, and from faunal remains (wild/domestic taxa, husbandry practices such as milk, traction, and manure), botanical remains (macroremains showing crops grown, commensal weeds, processing strategies, wood assemblages from fuel), landscape features, geoarchaeological evidence (soil micromorphology, buried soil profiles, evidence of erosional regimes), and isotopic evidence for human and animal diet, to name some of the ways in which categorical assessments of landuse type are made. Other forms of landuse such as foraging using of fire, metallurgy, pastoralism, and urbanization also impact landcover and carbon cycling.

This session aims to bring together researchers with an interest in assessing landuse, from local to global level, during the Holocene. The session has also interest in improving our understanding of human responses to change, including climate adaptations and technological ‘fixes’ for overcoming limitations. Human land use strategies represent complex outcomes of multiple kinds of choices, from economic to cultural and are not necessarily simple responses to physical stimuli and this session will approach this with geographical and temporal examples.

Questions about abstracts for this LandCover6k session can be sent to Nicki Whitehouse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Marco Madella This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.