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

Thursday 2 December
Lecture by the @asd_csic partner Marta Portillo concerning the study of plant and fecal microfossil indicators in archaeological sediment samples.
This talk is organized by the GIR PREHUSAL Unit from the University of Salamanca.
@CSICCat @imfcsic @CSICdivulga

Friday 3 December
New activity with participation of our @asd_csic partner Sergio Jiménez concerning the use of confocal microscopy for the study of animal feeding on the past.
This Seminar is organized by the CEPAM - Université Côte d'Azur, Nice.
@CSICCat @imfcsic @CSICdivulga

New activity with participation of the @asd_csic partner @silviavalnz. This Seminar is held within the framework of the TerraTecaTraca Festival
➡️https://www.terratecatraca.cat
@CSICCat @imfcsic @CSICdivulga

🗓️24 de noviembre | 12:00
The Early Neolithic site of Kharaysin (Zarqa, Jordan): Novelties from the 2021 fieldwork season.
Conf. online 📲 https://bit.ly/3r367Ym
Dr. Juan José Ibáñez @imfcsic
Organizado por El grupo de investigación @asd_csic