Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology established at University of Colorado Boulder
We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology (CCSA) within the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS). A cooperative venture of CU’s IBS and its Department of Anthropology, the new Center will be led by Professor Scott Ortman. The following press release was issued today by CU.
CCSA and CfAS will work together to address challenges facing modern society that are the products of long term social dynamics best studied through collaborative synthetic archaeological research. As part of establishing CCSA, CU and the SRI Foundation, which houses CfAS, signed a Memorandum of Agreement that specifies the roles and responsibilities of each party. We are grateful to the members of the CfAS Task Force that assisted in the development and review of the MOA, and to the CfAS Board of Directors that reviewed and unanimously approved it.
CCSA has already submitted proposals on behalf of CfAS to fund synthetic studies of human migration and social inequality and it will administer these grants when they are awarded. We feel fortunate to have a partner as dedicated to and passionate about our mission of expanding knowledge of the past to shape a more secure and just future. On behalf of the CfAS community, we welcome CCSA to our cause.
Jeff Altschul and Keith Kintigh