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
Call for synthesis papers by 12 Feb for the European Association at Archaeologists 2024 conference at Rome, 28th-31st August
Call for paper abstracts for synthesis session 1117 at EAA 2024 Rome, 28-31st August
Archaeology in general, and archaeology field schools in particular, are at an inflection point. Archaeology needs a massive infusion of CRM professionals, but universities and professional organizations are moving in
In a thoughtful CfAS blog post over the holidays, Hagit Nol discussed some of the challenges of defining the concept of a city in an archaeological context. Reading that post
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CfAS Associates are individuals who are committed to open science, open methods, and transdisciplinary research that brings archaeological evidence to bear on contemporary issues.
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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.