|Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc.||Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc. is a respected, full-service archaeological consulting firm established in December 1987. Our mission is to help clients implement their projects through compliance with historic preservation laws while contributing valuable information to the public and archaeological knowledge base. |
ACRA is the national trade association supporting and promoting the common interests of cultural resource management (CRM) firms of all sizes, types and specialties. Our vision is for a robust and thriving CRM industry delivering responsible solutions that balance development and preservation, including promoting collaborative synthetic research.
The Amerind Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit museum, art gallery, and research center that seeks to foster and promote knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, and conservation. Amerind is supporting CfAS by hosting synthesis working groups and promoting the use of Amerind’s collections, library holdings, and archives for research on archaeological synthesis.
The ADS is the only accredited digital repository for heritage data in the UK. It has over 20 years of experience safeguarding digital data and ensuring its accessibility for re-use. It publishes Internet Archaeology, an on-line peer-reviewed journal, which allows readers to seamlessly drill down from synthesis to underlying data.
The Archaeology Division of the AAA was founded to advance the study of archaeology as an aspect of anthropology, to provide a forum for members to discuss issues central to the development of archaeology, and to foster the communication of archaeological research to anthropologists, other scholars, and the general public.
For three decades, Archaeology Southwest has practiced a holistic, conservation-based approach to exploring the places of the past. We call this Preservation Archaeology. Building regional databases, revisiting existing museum collections, exploring big-picture research questions are all ways that Archaeology Southwest supports synthesis. We also share archaeological information broadly.
Arizona State University’s Center for Archaeology and Society addresses enduring issues in the present using archaeology's unique access to solutions developed by ancient Southwestern cultures. The Center has an active research program, manages extensive archaeological collections, and offers public exhibits at its Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve and on-campus Innovation Gallery.
The Center for Digital Antiquity maintains tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), a digital repository for data about archaeology and cultural heritage. These data can be aggregated as part of synthesis investigations exploring, analyzing, and interpreting broader behavioral, chronological, and spatial topics. Digital Antiquity promotes the deposit of synthetic studies’ results and background data in tDAR where they can be accessed by researchers and the general public.
|Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE), Macquarie University|
CACHE promotes transdisciplinary research, especially that combining HASS and STEM methods, to investigate the ancient past and ask what we can learn from it. Current themes include: humans in the their ancient urban and natural environments, ancient models of leadership, and receptions of ancient cultural heritage.
Crow Canyon and the Research Institute at Crow Canyon (http://www.crowcanyon.org/institute/) are dedicated to the belief that archaeology can address many twenty-first-century challenges. We conduct research, foster collaborations, and leverage an extensive database to create a better understanding of the human past and a vision of society’s path forward.
Cultural Heritage Partners is a government affairs, strategy, and law firm focused on the intersections between development and preservation. We are pleased to support advocacy to develop and increase funding for archaeological synthesis and for conveying the public value of archaeology and CRM.
Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.’s (CRA) mission is to meet the client’s needs in the delivery of appropriate, high-quality, cost-effective consulting services in the study of archaeology and the historic built environment. CRA’s accomplishments are directly attributable to our core values: excellent service, respecting all people, building strong relationships, honesty, integrity, supporting our employees, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Having conducted over 2,500 projects in 35 years in the cultural resource management business, and with 25 years of that work in a relational database, Desert Archaeology sees every new project as a chance to build knowledge about the past. Archaeological synthesis is at the heart of the way we work.
The European Association of Archaeologists is a membership-based, not for profit association founded in 1993. EAA is open to all archaeologists and other related or interested individuals or bodies. The EAA organizes annual conferences, publishes The European Journal of Archaeology, THEMES in Contemporary Archaeology monograph series, and releases a newsletter.
The Field Museum supports archaeological syntheses both through the collaborative and comparative research of our curators as well as through access to the institutions collections, which foster synthesis and dialouge. Gary Feinman, William Parkinson, and Ryan Williams all actively engaged in comparative archaeological projects.
The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) is a premier research center at the University of Buffalo with interdisciplinary faculty and strategic partnerships with European universities. IEMA offers interdisciplinary master’s programs, fieldwork opportunities, scholarships, laboratories, and publications with SUNY Press and the international, peer-reviewed graduate student journal CHRONIKA.
The Institute for Field Research (IFR) support archaeological research through field schools. By working with leading scholars from universities around the world, the IFR delivers a broad range of regional and temporal programs while ensuring excellence in research and teaching through a rigorous peer-review process.
The Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE) is a global network shaped largely by archaeologists. IHOPE’s research design combines historical ecology, the environmental humanities, and community involvement with a future perspective. IHOPE facilitates pragmatic, sustainable, and ethical management strategies and enhances regional expertise to manage the future.
ICAZ aims to do four things: to develop and stimulate archaeozoological research, strengthen cooperation among archaeozoologists, foster cooperation with archaeologists and scientists working in related fields, and promote ethical and scientific standards for archaeozoological research. We possess rich data bases that can help address big picture questions in archaeology.
The Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences is an open community committed to improving the ways scientists develop, share and use computational models for the study of social and ecological systems. Archaeologists can freely access and publish model code in the Computational Model Library, a digital repository.
Archaeology and philology meet technology in the innovative and comprehensive Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment (OCHRE). This suitably generic yet easily customizable platform allows scholars to capture, integrate, analyze, publish, and preserve all of their research data—descriptive, scientific, semi-structured, geo-spatial—in a secure and collaborative online setting.
Open Context is a publishing service of the non-profit Alexandria Archive Institute. Archiving research data, while necessary, is often not sufficient to promote understanding. Data may need cleanup, review, documentation and revision to be widely usable. Open Context provides services to publish and archive data for broader reuse and understanding.
PaleoWest Archaeology is a coast-to-coast firm of archaeologists and cultural-resource professionals in related disciplines. The firm is committed to solution-focused compliance, sound scientific research, and the principles of synthesis in archaeology promoted by the CfAS.
The PanAfrican Archaeological Association and Related Studies (PAA) works to unite archaeologists working in all African countries and to combine African efforts to further the interest of archaeology across Africa.
The Hearst stewards a vast collection of objects spanning the infinite breadth of human cultures to advance knowledge and understanding. Inspired by Phoebe Hearst, the Museum promotes the tools of humanists and social scientists, encouraging people to reflect on alternative perspectives, connect with others, and take action for positive change.
The Santa Fe Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and education center that leads global research in complexity science. SFI scientists seek the shared regularities and principles across complex physical, biological, social and technological systems. A number of projects involving archaeological synthesis have been conducted at SFI.
Since its founding in 1907, the School for Advanced Research has supported archaeological research and hosted advanced seminars that have strongly influenced the interpretation of archaeological evidence from the Southwest, Latin America, and elsewhere. We continue this venerable tradition by offering CfAS projects a venue for the fruitful exchange of ideas.
The School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona houses an internationally recognized program in archaeology with students and faculty conducting field and laboratory work around the globe. Synthesis is part of every aspect of what we do from research, to teaching, to outreach.
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to research, interpretation, and protection of archaeological heritage in the Americas. SAA promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship through its annual conference, publications, and scholarships. SAA is committed to sharing and using archaeological data to advance science and benefit contemporary society.
The Society for Historical Archaeology [an educational not-for-profit organization] advocates for a global perspective in the study and protection of historical and underwater cultural resources by educating the public and policy makers and providing a valued resource for knowledge exchange, professional development, and the maintenance of high ethical standards.
The SRI Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to enrich society by fostering heritage preservation. This mission is accomplished by providing historic preservation expertise nationwide, training professionals, and engaging the public. The Foundation is supporting CfAS by serving as the interim home for the National Center for Archaeological Synthesis.
Statistical Research, Inc. is a comprehensive cultural resource management firm with offices throughout the western United States. Established in 1983 with a mission to be a vehicle for interesting and innovative research on the human condition, SRI has been a leader in fostering synthetic archaeological research with CRM data.
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA is dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and conservation of archaeological knowledge and heritage. It provides a forum for innovative research, print and digital publication, graduate education, and public programs in an effort to have a positive influence on academic, local, and global communities.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supports innovative research across the subfields of the discipline. The Foundation is eager to support interdisciplinary initiatives that generate new ideas and findings and bring them into the public domain.