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

Found in the Ordesa National Park the cave paintings at higher altitude in the Iberian Peninsula https://t.co/vJCJcKn8By

Las IV Jornadas de Arqueología de Sobrarbe en marcha, con las ponencias de @NiccoMazzucco, Ignacio Clemente y Vanessa Navarrete.
Mañana más: https://t.co/OFpHbuJBYd


La biòloga de l'@IBB_botanic @Neus_Ibanez76 imparteix avui un altre taller de botànica amb liquens i altres plantes per fer que els estudiants les sapiguen reconeixer. A l'#EspaiCiència2019 del @saloensenyament fins a les 13h!


Our researchers and collaborators of CIENCIA INCLUSIVA (Inclusive Science) sent their best wishes and hugs to these friends #Downsyndromeday https://t.co/6iMxIfugfS

Demà comencen les IV Jornadas de Arqueología de Sobrarbe. Hi explicarem la troballa d'art rupestre prehistòric al massís del Monte Perdido