The Culture, Archaeology and Socio-Ecological Dynamics Research Group (CASEs) is a funded research group (2021 SGR-00950) of the Catalan research system (AGAUR).
This research group approaches the study of human past by developing research beyond disciplinary boundaries and combining visions from both the humanities and the natural sciences. We seek to advance knowledge in human history through an understanding of the interplay between cultural, biological and ecological dynamics. In this respect, Archaeology offers unique chronological and spatial perspectives of the processes that have, and still are, shaping our species. This includes investigating societal responses to climate change and the engagement of human groups with the Earth’s ecosystems to enhance our understanding of the Anthropocene. This approach is deeply involved with the UPF ambitious international program to generate and transmit new knowledge on the concept of Planetary Wellbeing.