Microscopy room at CSIC-IMF facilities

Lithic assemblage from Kharaysin (Jordan)

Dissemination activities at La Draga site (NE Iberia)

Experimenting with prehistoric tools

Natufian dwelling structures at Qarassa 3 (Syria)

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Archaeology of Social Dynamics (ASD)

Archaeology of Social Dynamics is a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), hosted in the Mila y Fontanals Institute (IMF), devoted to the study of the social relations of the past human communities from an archaeological perspective. These relationships affect both intra-community (relationships between individuals) and inter-community behaviour (relationships established between different communities).

In all cases the synchronic variability of these relations as well as their diachronic dynamics are emphasized. This way, our attention is especially focused on the dynamics of social change, that is, on the great transitions that took place throughout Prehistory and pre-medieval periods.

In particular, we investigate the human-environment interactions, mobility and land-use, dynamics of intensification of resource exploitation, technical innovations, the origins of agriculture, as well as changes in livestock practices and the integration of these processes in the set of socioeconomic dynamics.

ASD constitutes a research unit of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) which is recognised and funded by the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of the Government of Catalonia (AGAUR; 2017 SGR 995).

News ASD

News ASD

We re-distribute this information from our friends at Lleida’s University, which might be of your interest. ASD Group is a collaborating institution for the event. https://t.co/QENUNRD6hp


The final report of excavation and research activities carried out on the prehistoric Montvell flint quarries has been handed over today.
Thanks to all institutions and people than supported this research and have made this dream possible.
@CSIC @imfcsic @asd_csic

Excavation campaign at Portarró coming to the end. Prehistoric occupation at 2280 m asl. Awesome landscapes and the best company @arqueo_pirineu @asd_csic @pnaiguestortes


Our next Prehistoric Technology Seminar is scheduled for November 27-29 2019. We kindly request maximum dissemination among students and researchers. https://t.co/KeQ67x61wi


Our @ASocialDynamics partner Ferran Borrell has contributed on a paper recently published in @newsfromscience with the results of the ArchaeoGLOBE project, where the evolution of human land's use during the last… https://t.co/EFDkXABPF7