International Prize – Thematic

The Archaeology of Social Complexity


“Social complexity is one of the central characteristics of our species, and it is expressed through human behaviour at the individual, population and inter-regional levels, and is reflected in many aspects of material culture.

The prize will be awarded to a scholar who has significantly advanced our understanding of the relationship between social complexity and variables such as identity, technology, and exchange.”


The award for the International Prize is 60 000 €