Evolution and impact of early food production systems - EarlyFoods

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

EarlyFoods is a multidisciplinary research effort involving senior and junior scientists
working at the intersection of environmental-social sciences and prehistoric archaeology
between the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology and the Department of Prehistory
of Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. The overarching aims of EarlyFoods are 1) to advance our
understanding of the origins and changing nature of early food production systems, and 2) to
document and quantify their impacts on past natural environments. EarlyFoods will capitalise on
ongoing research projects by members of our team in regions with evidence of contrasting
evolutionary trajectories in early food production economies: Southern Europe and Anatolia, and
in tropical and subtropical South America. EarlyFoods will act as a platform for catalysing and
supporting research efforts around the subject in these areas

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Early plant and animal domestication
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Past anthropogenic impacts
  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • Neotropical archaeology

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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