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

Science dissemination for senior citizens 😍
By @asd_csic . With the support of @FECYT_Ciencia @imfcsic @MuseuHSHM

Remember! Next monday, Open talk in IMF-CSIC (BCN): https://t.co/H2lM2DXzH8 specificity of stone industries of the early Neolithic of northwest Siberia

Our @ASocialDynamics colleagues Fiona Pichon, Ferran Borrell and Juan J. Ibáñez are already back from Tokyo, where they have been successfully presenting different contributions on the 9th International Conference of… https://t.co/7mhgMgDWlV

MONDAY 25/11/19: Open talk from E. Girya: specificity of stone industries of the early Neolithic of northwest Siberia
Next monday the ASD research group organizes this open talk from the great expert in technology and traceology Evgeny Girya. @imfcsic @CSICCat