CfAS BLOG

How big is the smallest city?

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 at the SAAs

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting is loud, rambunctious, and invigorating. With more than 4,600 attendees, the New Orleans meeting did not disappoint. CfAS took advantage of the

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Experience and societal resilience

As extreme weather events become more prevalent due to human influence on the global climate system, an increasingly salient question involves factors that enhance societal resilience. In a new paper

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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

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What is Archaeological Synthesis?

Since CfAS was founded in 2017, the Coalition has sponsored 8 working groups. We have purposely not dictated either a definition or a single approach to archaeological synthesis. Three approaches

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City Size, Boundaries and Objects

Kenneth Vernon’s wonderful CfAS blog post on How Big is the Smallest City raised some provocative questions, and I found myself, well, provoked. Itself a response to Hagit Nol’s excellent

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Human Bridges interview with Gary Feinman

Recently, Jan Ritch-Frel, Executive Director of the Independent Media Institute, interviewed Gary Feinman, MacArthur Curator of Mesoamerican, Central American, and East Asian Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History

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NSF Convergence Research Webinar

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Growing Convergence Research (GCR) Program has announced a new solicitation (NSF 24-527). Convergence research, a growing interest at NSF, has two basic characteristics: (1) research

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