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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

Our next Prehistoric Technology Seminar, PRODUCTION OF OBSIDIAN TOOLS, ITS DISTRIBUTION AND USES IN THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN NEOLITHIC, is scheduled for November 27-29, 2019.
https://t.co/lFJG2nnUOO
Deadline: October 31
Registration is open now.

Our next Prehistoric Technology Seminar, PRODUCTION OF OBSIDIAN TOOLS, ITS DISTRIBUTION AND USES IN THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN NEOLITHIC, is scheduled for November 27-29, 2019.
https://t.co/lFJG2nnUOO
Deadline: October 31
Registration is open now.

Cooking in different experimental ovens as part of the Workshop Current approaches to farming and food practices during Late Prehistory
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Universitat de Lleida & EcoCentre Les Obagues
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universitatdelleida… https://t.co/1ticlGW4qe

Our @ASocialDynamics colleagues ariponent, Silvia Valenzuela, Ignacio Clemente and @NiccoMazzucco are contributing to the Workshop Current approaches to farming and food practices during Late… https://t.co/w6k5ZQXobS