Prof. Matthew Collins gave the keynote lecture at the 36th annual Reuvensdagen meeting in Eindhoven. His lecture entitled Archaeology and the biomolecular 'revolution'; too much of the wrong kind of data contrasted the explosion in data from both genetics and contract archaeology with the decline in large academic field projects. Matthew argued that the scientific approach to data generation and data handling offered the most likely means of wresting good archaeology from these two diverse data sources.
Reuvensdagen is the largest archaeology congress for Dutch and Flemish archaeologists,and is organised by the Stichting voor de Nederlandse Archeologie.
The lecture is published in the series C.J.C. Reuvenslezing as no 18., 55 pp. ISBN 90-76289-12-3