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The jubilee 30th Symposium on the history of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, among the archaeologists known under the German term “Grundprobleme der frühgeschichtlichen Entwicklung im mittlerem Donauraum”, was held from November 14 to 16, 2018 at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology, Brno. This year of the conference was focused on the questions related to food and drink, i.e. plant and livestock production, food supply, eating habits and commensality. From the point of view of the archaeobotany, archaeozoology, anthropology and considering the actual archaeological finds, more than seventy contributors from nine European countries presented their hypotheses and commented on a given topic. For example, the results of the isotope analyses, which showed the differences in eating habits across the gender and age in the Early Middle Ages Middle-European Region, were discussed, as well as the surprising presence of some particular elite crop species or a great variety of imported luxurious glass vessels in the Great Moravian territory. The proceedings from the conference will be prepared for printing as a scientific monograph under the auspices of the organizing institutions – Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe and the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology, Brno.