Promoting Archaeological Synthesis to Advance Science and Benefit Society

CfAS fosters collaborative research by connecting scholars, building research teams, and by breaking down institutional, disciplinary, and societal barriers.

Upcoming Synthesis Events

Synthesis News


See you in New Orleans!

The Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis will be active at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting in New Orleans next week. CfAS Open Meeting—Thursday, April 18, 2024, 10-12PM—We have reserved the


Synthesis from the bottom up?

I seem to be telling grad students a lot lately that we bring ourselves with us everywhere we go, including into our archaeological work.  What I mean by that is

Become an Associate

CfAS Associates are individuals who are committed to open science, open methods, and transdisciplinary research that brings archaeological evidence to bear on contemporary issues. 

Become a Partner

CfAS partners are established private and public organizations that provide their expertise, services, and facilities to support the initiatives of CfAS. 

CfAS Resources


CfAS partners and associates are active researchers who publish new research all the time. Members can view recent publications by the CfAS community.


Good places to look for open access archaeological data. View them all here.


CfAS partners and associates are always on the lookout for funding opportunities related to collaborative synthesis in archaeology. Check out our list.

Request for Information

CfAS and CCSA periodically offer requests for information for individuals interested in participating in our projects. View our past and current RFIs.

Find Collaborators

Partners and associates are always on the lookout for new collaborators and project ideas. Learn more about the CfAS membership.


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Meet Our Partners

CfAS works in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology (CCSA) at the University of Colorado Boulder to achieve a shared mission and vision. Coalition members help CfAS define topics and shape collaborative research initiatives that CCSA administers, leads, and communicates to scientific and public audiences. A memorandum of understanding between the two organizations orients our collective efforts.