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The Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis advances archaeology and benefits society through specific projects that bring archaeologists and other social scientists together to investigate large-scale social patterns and processes, in ways that transcend time and space. Many of our projects involve open calls for interested researchers to get involved.

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cyberSW is a cyberinfrastructure and collaborative space for exploring and conducting interdisciplinary research with the pre-Hispanic archaeological record of the US Southwest and Northwest Mexico. It is a living database

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Initiative for Sustainable Development in Africa

The main objective of the Initiative for Sustainable Development in Africa (ISDAf) is to make development and conservation planning in Africa successful and sustainable at the local level. It brings

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Productivity and Scaling of Middle-Sized Work Groups

This project leverages an important outcome of research into complex systems—that pervasive scaling laws capture how the productivity of human networks co-varies with their size and topological structure—to seek mechanisms

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2018 People, Fire and Pines

People, Fire, and Pines in the Border Lakes Region of North America Organizer: Evan Larson, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Proposed Working Group Members: Jessica Atatise, enrolled member of the Lac La Croix First

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2018 ArchaeoEcology Project

The ArchaeoEcology Project: How Human Interactions with Biodiversity Shape Socio-Ecological Dynamics and Sustainability Organizer: Stefani Crabtree, Pennsylvania State University  Proposed Working Group Members: Andy Dugmore, University of Edinburgh; Jennifer Dunne, Santa Fe