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


Moving into harm’s way

As humanity copes with human-induced climate change, an important task is assessing geographic patterns of risk based on expected changes in various associated natural hazards. A recent study by ProPublica


Paleodemography and the future

Recent news stories have noted that population growth is turning negative in many places around the world. What happens when populations decline? This has been a large challenge in Japan


Join the conversation on inequality

One of the exciting projects going on at CfAS right now is the Global Dynamics of Inequality or GINI Project, led by Tim Kohler and Amy Bogaard, which is investigating

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.


Coming soon!

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.