The Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis seeks to advance the science of the past to shape a more secure and just future. Through synthetic research, archaeologists can identify and understand the deep time social patterns that are invisible at in a short-term view or at a local scale. The Coalition leverages the capacities of its partner organizations and individual associates to foster synthetic archaeological research that expands scientific knowledge and benefits society.
The programs of the Coalition for Archaeological Research foster collaborative research by connecting scholars and building research teams best positioned to ask and answer the pressing questions of the day and by breaking down institutional, disciplinary, and societal barriers. The synthesis efforts focus on questions for which archaeology’s long-term perspective is crucial and exploits the enormous amounts of archaeological data that we have collected over the last century. In accomplishing these goals, the Coalition works closely with the University of Colorado’s Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology.
Mission:Fostering synthesis in archaeology to expand knowledge and benefit society.
Vision:Expanding knowledge of the past to shape a more secure and just future.