Establishing the Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology
The Center for Collaborative Synthesis in Archaeology (CCSA) was established within the University of Colorado, Boulder’s (CU) Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) in September 2020 (see CU press release). As part of establishing CCSA, CU and the SRI Foundation, which houses CfAS, signed a Memorandum of Agreement that specifies the roles and responsibilities of each party. CCSA and CfAS will work together to address challenges facing modern society that are the products of long-term social dynamics best studied through collaborative synthetic archaeological research. The Center’s founding Director, Professor Scott Ortman, laid out his vision of the Center and its relationship to CfAS in the winter version of The Synthetic Report.