Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2274

Basic Information

The Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) ( www.envarch.net) (Fig. 1) is an international organization that promotes the study of human interactions with environments through archaeology and related disciplines. The AEA was originally established in 1979 to encourage communication between workers in environmental archaeology in the UK but has since become more international in its outlook – around one-quarter of its approximately 400 members currently live outside the UK, mostly in Europe, but also in the USA, Canada, Asia, and Australia. Members’ interests are wide ranging, including archaeobotany, zooarchaeology (both vertebrate and invertebrate), geoarchaeology, paleoecology, and biological anthropology, as well as related fields, such as ancient economies. Membership is open to all, including university, museum, government, and commercially based workers, as well as research students and nonprofessionals with an interest in environmental archaeology. In...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ArchaeologyUniversity College DublinBelfield, DublinRepublic of Ireland