Thursday 22th September 2016, Salon de Grados, Faculty of Arts

9.15 h. Presentation

Session I. Archaeology of the State

9.30 Julio Escalona Monge (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid), Towards an archaeology of state formation in North-western Iberia

10.15 Andrew Reynolds (University College London), A case for the role of local stability in the formation of large-scale polities

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 Sonia Gutiérrez Lloret (Universidad de Alicante), “Revisiting al-Andalus” o cómo leer la desigualdad en los registros materiales de la otra alta Edad Media Europea

Session 2. Social inequality and Social complexity

12.15 Robin Beck (University of Michigan), Maize, Mounds, and Cosmos: Durable Inequality in the Mississippian World (AD 1000-1250)

13.00 Lunch

15.00 Anne Nissen Jaubert (Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne), Small worlds and networks of power

15.45 Catarina Tente (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Evidence for social status in tenth century AD settlements of central-northern Portugal

16,30 Coffee break

17,00 Sauro Gelichi (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia), Pottery as inequality? Systems of production and distribution in the Northern Italian rural societies during the Early Middle Ages

17,45 Francesca Grassi (UPV-EHU), Craft production and social complexity in Early Medieval Castile


Friday 23th September 2016, Salon de Grados, Faculty of Arts


Session 3. Local Societies

9.00 Dries Tys (Brussels Free University), Social dynamics of the peasants from the salt marshes in Flanders in the context of the rise to power of a European warlord

9.45 Iñaki Martín Viso (University of Salamanca), Pequeños mundos desiguales. Las dinámicas sociales de las comunidades rurales leonesas en el siglo X

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00 Alfonso Vigil-Escalera (University of Salamanca), The slave in the peasant household: an archaeological crux

11.45 Juan Antonio Quirós (UPV-EHU), Nucleation and the archaeology of communities  in north-western Iberia in Early Medieval period

12.30 Chris Wickham (University of Oxford), Conclusions