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Biographies – Elections 2004
Nominees for election 2004 - BIOGRAPHIES
The Nomination Committee, consisting of Yuriy Rassamakin (Ukraine), Elisabeth Jerem (Hungary) and
Alain Schnapp (France), has nominated the following candidates for the vacant positions of 2004, in
accordance with the EAA Statutes. Please remember that you can only vote once for one candidate per
vacant position.
Carsten Paludan-Müller, Norway
Institutional Affiliation:
Carsten Paludan-Müller
Carsten Paludan-Müller studied prehistory at the Universities of Copenhagen and Cambridge 1970-1980.
In 1980 he graduated from the Copenhagen University (M.A.). During the period 1980-1982 he was
involved in projects relating to the establishment of an archaeological service in the County of
Frederiksborg, Denmark. He has also been lecturing at the University of Copenhagen during the same
1983-1989 Paludan-Müller worked as a county archaeologist in Frederiksborg. He held the position the
director of Randers Museum of Culture History 1989-1998. In 2001 and 2002 he became the head of the
Museum development department at the Ministry of Culture in Denmark. In 2003, he moved to Norway
and he is currently the director of the Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU). He has
been an EAA member since 2000.
Paludan-Müller scientific career was initiated with studies on development of subsistence and settlement
patterns during the late Mesolithic. He has participated in various fora on a national and an international
level. He has worked as an independent consultant, employed by Storstøm County Council in Denmark, to
set up a report and development plan for the museums of the County. He has also been on the governing
committees of research programs, worked with EU financed projects and with Nordic projects relating to
cultural heritage. Paludan-Müller has been a member of a project initiating and governing working
committee under the Nordic Ministers of Environment. Norwegian Research Council has consulted him as
an expert referee in the evaluation of application for project funding. He has contributed to the
development of a new legislation on cultural heritage in Denmark and during later years he has been
particularly active in the discussions on the changing role through time of cultural heritage in its
contemporary context. Currently, he focuses on large scale transformations, that world wide challenge the
way we conceive the role of the past in our present.
Margaret Gowen, Ireland
Institutional Affiliation:
Margaret Gowen
Owner/Manager of a commercial archaeological consultancy and project
management practice
Margaret Gowen was educated at University College in Cork (B.A. 1975, M.A. 1979). She has twenty-five
years project management experience in archaeological excavation, archaeological survey projects,
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Environmental Impact Assessment (archaeology and cultural heritage), and in archaeological consulting
for planning purposes. In 1979-1980, she was employed at the National Museum’s Excavations in
Fishamble Street, Dublin, and in 1980-1982 she worked with state-managed excavation projects. From
1982 – 1990, she worked as a free-lance (contract) archaeological consultant and project manager.
Medium and large scale projects were undertaken on behalf of the Bord Gáis Eireann on cross-country
pipelines between 1984 and 1999. In 1990, Gowen formed her own company (with a core staff of 50), a
professional practice of archaeological and cultural heritage consultants, project managers and surveyors.
The company places a great deal of emphasis on the quality of its mapping and survey presentation and
has developed a dedicated post-excavation facility and conservation lab. The company web-site is:
Margaret Gowen has also undertaken voluntary work. In 1998-2001, she was holding the position of the
president of ICOMOS (Irish Committee). In 1990, Gowen was a member of a sub-committee on
archaeology (guidelines for Good Practice for Developers was published in the Heritage Council 2000). In
1998, she was the council for Discovery Programme and, in 2001, she held the position of the directorate
of the Discovery Programme. Gowen was appointed by the Minister of Arts Heritage Gaeltacht and the
Islands to the Heritage Council’s Standing Committee on Archaeology in 2001. Since 2002, Gowen is coopted to the board of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) and currently responsible for
Education, Training and a Continuing Professional Development framework. She has been an EAA
member since 1995.
Gowen has published articles in peer review journals, local historical and archaeological society journals;
conference proceedings, Archaeology Ireland and edited monographs. The company has managed
projects of publications for Pemple Bar Properties Ltd. And the Lisheen Archaeological Project book and
prepared publication of the 1988 Three Irish Gas Pipelines: New Archaeological Evidence in Munster.
Anne Lehoërff, France
Institutional Affiliation:
Anne Lehoërff
University of Lille
Anne Lehoërff studied at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris 1994-1999. In 1999, she was
awarded her PhD on ”Le bronze des dépositions volontaires en Italie centrale (1200-725 avant notre ère).
Recerches pour une histoire des techniques”. During 1997-2000 she has been a member of the French
School of Rome. She has participated in archeometallurgy projects (CNRS 1988-2000), directed by M.
Pernot. Her research specialisms are: European protohistory (specialising on the central Mediterranean);
training and specialisation in the archaeometallurgy of copper alloys and History of Archaeology. She is
currently teaching European Prehistory at the University of Lille and she is also doing laboratory research
there. She is preparing for an international conference about the construction of Chronology.
Anne Lehoërff has produced several french articles and has participated in international projects. She
joined the EAA in 2004.
Susanne Sievers, Germany
Institutional Affiliation:
Susanne Sievers
Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen
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Susanne Sievers studied at the Universities of Würzburg, Göttingen, Hamburg and Marburg 1971-1978. In
1982 she was awarded her Ph.D. for the thesis about the Hallstatt-daggers of central Europe: PBF VI 6,
München. During 1978-1981 she worked on the publication of the “Kleinfunde” of the Heuneburg at the
University of Tübingen. Between 1982 and 1994 she has held the position of referee for iron age at the
Römisch-Germanische Kommission.
Since 1994, she holding the position of the Vice-Director of the Römisch-Germanische Kommission and
she is also the director of the Manching-Project. Sievers has worked in co-operation with Universities of
Aix-en-Provence, Prague and Sheffield. She has also been involved in the organisation and publication of
international conferences.
Susanne Sievers is the german co-ordinator for the “Lexikon zur keltischen Archäologie” edited by the
Academy of Science, Vienna. She is a member of the advisory board of “Bibracte”.
Susanne feels she is suitable for working for the EAA because of her position in the RömischGermanische Kommission, which has comparable aims as the EAA (developing the international cooperation). She is interested in the promotion of the diversity of methods, presented by European
Colleagues. She has been an EAA member since 2001.
László Bartosiewicz, Hungary
Institutional Affiliation:
László Bartosiewicz
Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Loránd Eötvös University
László Bartosiewicz is a native of Hungary, and received his degrees (MA, PhD, DSc) in animal science
but has been identifying and analysing animal remains for archaeologists since 1978. He became a
member of the EAA in 1995 and has participated in several of its meetings since. He has also served on
the Nomination Committee of the EAA. His research has focused largely on the diachronic development of
relationships between animals and humans. In addition to research in several areas of Europe (Hungary,
the Balkans, Scotland, Switzerland, Belgium and France) and the Near East (Turkey, Israel and Egypt) he
recently started teaching Archaeozoology at the Loránd Eötvös University of Budapest. He is the author of
two books and over 180 scholarly articles on archaeozoology.
Bartosiewicz is interested in working for the EAA and would like to represent the region he works in, in
addition to promoting multidisciplinary work in archaeology, including international co-operation in this
Graham Fairclough, United Kingdom
Institutional Affiliation:
Graham Fairclough
United Kingdom
English Heritage
Graham Fairclough has been a professional archaeologist for nearly 30 years, working mostly in
English Heritage and its predecessor on Archaeological Resource Management of various types, both
on protected and threatened sites. He has directed excavations, mainly on medieval and later sites
and worked on spatial analysis for buildings. Fairclough has published widely on aspects of
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Archaeological Resource Management theory and practice, particularly in recent years on the historic
landscape and its perception and management.
During his career, the theory and practice of Archaeological Resource Management has changed
significantly, and he has been able to work close to many of these changes, notably in the 1980s in
drafting the English Planning Policy for Archaeology which foreshadowed Malta, in the 1990s on
encouraging archaeological integration with other environmental conservation practice, in the context
of new ideas on sustainability, and in the last ten years on developing new approaches to holistic,
character-based, landscape-scale management. From 1995 Fairclough was head of EH’s Monuments
Protection Programme (a national review and designation project) and since 2002 he has been in
charge of EH’s Characterisation Team.
Fairclough has experience of working at European level in the Council of Europe on landscape since
1993, on EU-funded networks (particularly the Pathways to Cultural Landscape’ project), and on a
small but innovative international excavation project in Portugal. He has been a member of EAA for ten
years, and its conference is a standing entry in his work diary: he has given papers at all but two of the
conferences and co-organised two sessions on landscape in 1999 and 2000.
As a Board member he would try to support EAA in the four main directions which he sees as
among the central keys to EAA’s continued success:
 Making sure that the conference continues to be the annual foundation to the EAA’s
health and vitality
 Continuing to act as a forum for exchanging experience and expertise between
countries and regions
 Connecting archaeologists with related disciplines in the field of environmental and
landscape research and management
 Expanding EAA’s influence among decision-makers in the EU, the Council of Europe
and in national and regional government.
Ivan Gatsov, Bulgaria
Institutional Affiliation:
Ivan Gatsov
Professor at the New Bulgarian University
Ivan Gatsov studied at the Sofia University in Bulgaria (MA 1972) and at the Archaeological Institute of the
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (PhD). He was awarded his Ph. D. for the thesis ”The
Archaeological Cultures of the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene in the Western Black Sea region and
their significance for the formation of the Neolithic Industries” (in polish). Between 1979-1991 he held the
position of Research Assistant at the Archaeological Institute and Museum of Sofia, and in 1991 he
became Associated Professor at the same institution. He is currently holding the position of Full Professor
and Director of the Department of Archaeology at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, since 2000.
Gatsov has experience of the interdisciplinary and international archaeological research in South Bulgaria,
NW Turkey and North Greece. Between 1995 and 2003 he has participated in excavations at different
sites (working on the stone tool material from the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods) in Troia, Drama
(Bulgaria), Thrace (Turkey), Bursa (Turkey), Corinth (Greece) and Samothrace (Greece). Gatsov has
written three monographs (and additional two are in print).
Gatsov believes that his international experience could be useful for the EAA. The Department of
Archaeology in New Bulgaria University has established different projects with for ex. scientific institutions
at Crete and Athens in Greece; Halle in Germany; Durham in the UK and Lion in Belgium.
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Christina Marangou, Greece
Institutional Affiliation:
Christina Marangou
Aristotle University
Christina Marangou studied at the University of Athens, where she took her BA in Classics (1976). In
1984, she studied archaeology and History of Art of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin American Literature at
Universidad Complutense in Madrid. She got her Post-graduate Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in
Social and Cultural Anthropology at Ecole des Hautes Edtudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, in 1980).
Marangou studied History of Art and Archaeology at University of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. In 1977 she
received her MA in History of Art and Archaeology, in 1978 the DEA and in 1989 she was awarded her
PhD. Marangou has been a member of the EAA since 1995.
Marangou has been involved in several projects and excavations. She collaborated in the research
program of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the prehistoric lake settlement at Dispilio, Kastoria
since 1992. Since 1980 she has been involved in several excavations in Northern Greece, especially
excavations of sites from the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. In 1997 she became the director of a
project on recording and excavation of rock-cut features and rock-art at Kastro on Lemnos island.
Marangou has taught prehistoric archaeology at the University of Crete, Section of History and
Archaeology during 1997-2000, included in the framework of the Inter-Sectorial Post-Graduate research
Program “Advanced Methods and Information Systems in Archaeology, Research and Management of
material remains and cultures of the Aegean”. The programme included maritime and wetland
archaeology and environments, rock-art, Neolithic Aegean and prehistoric figurines. She has also been an
invited scholar at the national Museum Maritime Archaeology Research Centre at Roskilde, Denmark, in
Marangou has published books, several articles and book chapters, in particular on Neolithic and Early
Bronze Age Aegean. Her main research interests are: symbolic human behaviours, man and sea
relationship, heritage management and rock-art. She has also collaborated for publication of material from
several excavations in Northern Greece, as well as of Museum exhibition catalogues.
In 1999, she was a member of the committee for the organisation of the 7 th international symposium on
ship construction in Antiquity, which was held in Pylos.
Marangou speaks Greek (mother tongue), English and French (fluently). She can read Spanish, German
and Portuguese, and has elementary knowledge in Italian and Russian.
Natalia Shishlina, Russia
Institutional Affiliation:
Natalia Shishlina
State Historical Museum
Natalia Shishlina graduated from the History Department of State Moscow University in 1986 (MA). She
majored in late Bronze Age cultures of the Eurasian steppe. In 1985, she started to work in the
Archaeological Department of the State Historical Museum as a curator of the Bronze Age collection of
Russia. In 1992 she was awarded her PhD at the Institute of Archaeology at the Russian Academy of
Science. The dissertation was devoted to the Middle Bronze Age of Kalmykia Eurasian steppe. She has
worked as a lecturer in State Moscow University during 1992-1998. In 1996 she received a Fullbright
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scholarship at Harvard University, USA. In 2000, she was offered the position of chief researcher in the
Museum, a position she is currently holding. Her main research interest is the bronze age of the NorthCaspian Sea steppe; seasonality; textiles and a diet system. Shishlina joined the EAA in 1995. She has
participated in all conferences and organised three sessions.
From 1986 to 2002 Shishlina organised and conducted Kalmyk archaeological expeditions of the State
Historical Museum. Since 2003, she has been organising steppe archaeological expeditions and currently,
she is working in the Rostov area in the southern part of Russia. The purpose of her field work is to
conduct salvage excavations of steppe kurgans. She has also worked with an exposition of Bronze Age of
Russia and she has written several archaeological guidebooks for the museum.
Shishlina’s work for the EAA will draw attention to important archaeological papers written by scholars,
especially from Russia and other countries of the former USSR. A lot of Russian books are now published.
Her task would be to select for review the best Russian papers and monographs, presenting results of
archaeological studies in Russia, new ideas and hypothesis as well as archaeological site heritage.
Olena Smyntyna, Ukraine
Institutional Affiliation:
Olena Smyntyna
Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Unversity
Olena Smyntyna graduated (PhD) in Historical Sciences. In 1998, she became Associate Professor and
head of the Department of Archaeology and Enthnology of Ukraine at Faculty of History of Odessa I.I.
Mechnikov National University. She is currently holding this position. She has been an EAA member since
1998 and has attended the EAA conferences since.
Smyntyna has published over 100 scientific works, among them 2 monographs and one manual, 40
articles and 15 Encyclopaedia entries. She has been the chief editor of “The Use of Living Space in
Prehistory” (BAR International Series, 2004) and “Archaeology and Ethnology of Eastern Europe” (3
published issues). She has been a member of the editorial board of “Proceedings of Faculty History of
Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University” (since 2003). Smyntyna has also been the head of the
organising Committee of the 1st international Congress in 2002 “Archaeology and Ethnology of Eastern
Europe: Step of the Youth to XXIst century”. She has been the editor and scientific co-ordinator of more
than 50 student scientific articles and essays.
Smyntyna’s contribution to the EAA would be as follows: As the head of the department of Archaeology
and Ethnology of Ukraine, she has regular scientific and educational contacts with many scientists and
institutions of Ukraine, former USSR Countries, Western Europe and USA. The contacts help her to
monitor contemporary tendencies of archaeological science and education development and to evaluate
on this basis the relevance, novelty and urgency of certain topic to be discussed on the pages of EJA. She
has good experience of editorial work in her profession.
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