The European Association of Archaeology arranged its fifth annual meeting in September 1999 in Bournemouth, England. One of the sessions was entitled Archaeology and Buildings, and this volume covers the papers presented at it. The topic includes studies on buildings and the built environment, irrespective of age, material, or object function. The nine papers take us from County Limerick to the Orient, and over time from the fifth millennium BC up to the 20th century. They relate to the topic in general terms and from different points of view. Problems on theory, practical works, and cultural heritage management were all considered. Questions with regard to function and development of single objects were also discussed, as well as how buildings can mirror changes, or societal circumstances related to political, social, economic and/or ideological matters. Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, line drawings, and plans.