Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez
Gonzalo Aranda Jiménez is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology of the University of Granada (Spain) since 2009. Previously, he was Associate Lecturer (2003-2009) in the same academic institution and postdoctoral researcher (2000-2003) at University of Durham (UK). His research interests are related to the emergence, development and collapse of complex societies in Late Prehistory of the southern Iberian Peninsula. Specifically, his work has focused on topics such as the construction of social identities, the ritual practices of food and drink consumption, the social organization of pottery production, and the appearance of interpersonal conflicts that involve the use of violence. He has conducted archaeological fieldworks in different Copper and Bronze Age settlements and has published in mayor scientific journals like Antiquity, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, Journal of Social Archaeology and Trabajos de Prehistoria, as well as book chapters in peer-reviewed volumes.
Currently, he is coordinating the research group “GEA. Material Culture and Social Identity in Late Prehistory of Southern Iberia” and the project “The Social Context of Food and Drink Consumption in Prehistoric Societies of Southern Iberia” supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. His is also member of the editorial board of Menga: Journal of Andalusian Prehistory.