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

Thanks to the Associazione Grani Antichi Montespertoli. Old fashion threshing of the grain we harvested. From #Neolithic to 19th century @asd_csic @imfcsic @MSCActions @Mariecurie_alum


Una vez más, nos hace mucha ilusión comunicar que se acaba de publicar otro artículo sobre las tareas de divulgación que hacemos https://t.co/qdUvA6CC2W

Análisis de proteínas en las bolsas donde se guardan los objetos arqueológicos para determinar las especies con las que se realizaron puntas de hueso
#ZooMS #nondestructivemethods https://t.co/dOYrWOTMrx

En Lafortunada acabamos de presentar las novedades de la campaña de este año en Coro Trasito. Un placer compartir nuestro trabajo con la gente que llena, otra vez, la sala


Nuevo artículo sobre divulgación de la prehistoria y ciencia inclusiva: