CRANE Project

The Computational Researchsimple line drawing of a bird with extended wings against blue background on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) initiative seeks to build an international multidisciplinary research collaboration, comprised of archaeologists, computer scientists, and paleo-environmental specialists, with the capacity to leverage this burgeoning corpus of data and fundamentally transform our knowledge of the civilizations of the ancient Near East. This deepened understanding will provide insight into a wide range of contemporary concerns, including the ecological impact of anthropogenic changes to the physical environment, the socioeconomic and political impact of climate change, the long-term health consequences of human dietary practices and subsistence strategies, and the role of cultural conflict in affecting social and political change.

CRANE website