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

Recordeu que demà a les 18h té lloc el webinari de “Les arrels premedievals de la cuina catalana”. Amb presentacions dels zooarqueólegs Lluís Garcia i @silviavalnz i el director de la @FundacioAlicia @ToniMassanes qui ens descobriran els orígens de la gastronomia catalana.


A new talk by our @asd_csic partner Alba Masclans will be held next WEDNESDAY 19th May, at 12h (Barcelona time), concerning the Sexual division of labour at the start of agriculture.
@CSIC @CSICCat @imfcsic @CSICdivulga #prehistory #neolithic #LBK #gender #labourdivision

The @asd_csic takes part on the Seminar 'Archaeology in the CSIC'. Tomorrow we will talk about analytical approaches on stone tools and prehistoric artefacts.
@CSICCat @imfcsic @CSIC @CSICdivulga @patrimonigencat

New lecture organized by @asd_csic Unit will be held on May 4 (16h).
IAN KUIJT from @NotreDame University, USA, will speak about Malthusian modeling and Neolithic villages. The talk can be followed for free.
@CSIC @CSICCat @imfcsic @CSICdivulga #neolithic #neareast #demography

The @asd_csic participates on the Seminar 'Archaeology in the CSIC'. Tomorrow we will talk about the Adaptations of livestock practices to population growth and technological changes.
@CSICCat @imfcsic @CSICdivulga @patrimonigencat #Archaeology
#husbandry #bronzeage #antiquity