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

A new talk took place today in the @ASocialDynamics facilities. This time Julien Vieugue from @cnrs Préhistoire & Technologie Unit talked about 'Des résidus carbonisés aux habitudes culinaires des populations… https://t.co/DjEsCkLA1y

Today's great talk from Julien Vieugue about the analysis of carbonised residues in both archaeological and etnographic pottery.


First Conference on the EARLY NEOLITHIC of EUROPE: EXTENDED Call for Abstracts DEADLINE to May 30th https://t.co/BbhFpvH9zo

A new project from ASD researcher Juan José Ibáñez has been recently funded by @FundacionBBVA : La protección del patrimonio en lugares de conflicto a través de herramientas digitales: el papel de la sociedad civil (Pacton). https://t.co/aZTaWaiAzR @CSICCat @imfcsic @CSICdivulga

La Vanguardia: Arqueología: ¿Cómo se expandió el Neolítico por el desierto? Project by ASD researcher Ferran Borrell
@imfcsic @CSICCat @CSICdivulga