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
Big Historical Data Conference
CfAS partners and affiliates may be interested in the forthcoming Big Historical Data Conference, organized by the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology in Jena, Germany. The conference aims to bring
The archaeology of land abandonment
According to a recent article published in Science, land abandonment and rural depopulation is accelerating rapidly in the world today. The forces driving it are the same as those driving
The growing appeal of medium-sized cities for college-educated Americans
A new analysis by The Upshot1, perhaps of interest to archaeologists, suggests that the same economic forces that years ago drove working-class Americans out of the cities may be reaching
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 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.