Archaeology of Social Dynamics


Archaeology of Social Dynamics is 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 Unit has been recognized and funded by the AGAUR Agency (2017 SGR 995).

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • SH - SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
  • SH6 The Study of the Human Past
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other