The AEA promotes the advancement of the study of human interaction with the environment in the past through archaeology and related disciplines.

We hold annual conferences and other meetings, produce a quarterly newsletter for members, and publish our conference monographs, as well as our journal - Environmental Archaeology: The journal of human palaeoecology.

AEA membership is open to all those actively involved or interested in any aspect of environmental archaeology.

Introducing the journal

AEA Spring Conference, April 2016

Next year the spring conference will take place in Kirkwall, Orkney, along with the meeting of the Professional Zooarchaeology Group and the Archaeomalacology Working Group

We would like to invite papers for the AEA conference on the themes of Islands: Isolation and connectivity. Please submit a proposed title with an abstract of no more than 300 words, and specify if you would like to present an oral presentation or a poster. Include your full contact details and affiliations and details of any co-authors if appropriate. Email this to and put "AEA conference" in the subject line.

The deadline for the call for papers is 31 October 2015.

Registration for the conference and the two working groups will open later in the year. The deadline for registration is 15 January 2016.

Spring Conference website