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 on Humanities research (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

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🐴Un estudio genético descarta Anatolia y sur del Cáucaso como la cuna de los caballos domésticos. El ADN antiguo de 111 restos indica que hace 4.000 años se produjo una entrada repentina de caballos domésticos a estas regiones.

🐎¿De dónde viene el caballo doméstico?

🧬Un estudio genético descarta Anatolia y el sur del Cáucaso como la cuna de los caballos domésticos y refuta la hipótesis de que la domesticación comenzó hace unos 5500 años de forma independiente en estas zonas.👇

⛏️Aquests dies s'està portant a terme una nova campanya d'excavacions a La Draga. Una vintena d'arqueòlegs treballen en un dels sectors que ja s'ha excavat en els darrers dos anys. Els treballs han permès localitzar nombroses restes òssies, de pedra i ceràmica. #Banyoles


Another excavation campaign of GAAM at Abrics del Portarrò is ended @arqueo_pirineu @asd_csic sun, rain, snow, horses, neolithic, socialist republics and very good company