Authors consider activities of the American archaeologists who have contributed to European prehistoric and historic research. Since the 1960s, the number of American archaeologists working in Europe has increased, now including over 130 archaeologists working in 33 countries. Contributing American archaeologists are defined as those with US citizenship who have published articles presenting field data or artifact analysis. These archaeologists have contributed strongly to European Palaeolithic and Neolithic research, but only few have specialized in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Following a table of archaeologists and their research interests we discuss the contributions of specific archaeologists in more depth. The quantity of archaeological data generated by Americans in Europe is impressive, since numerous excavations of specific sites have been carried out. Finally, we consider some factors affecting international collaboration and those aspects of Europe which make it so appealing to American archaeologists.
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