CRANE Project Stage 2 (2016-2017)


Year 4 to 5


• The Orontes Watershed collaboration will eventually be expanded to incorporate further projects in the Orontes Watershed. It will provide a

model for large scale data-based collaboration among groups of cultural heritage researchers that is not only interdisciplinary, but that

transcends any particular time period, cultural region, or subject area.

• Researchers will integrate their digital data with that of the core team to run their own simulations and visualizations.

• CRANE will continue its public outreach and will share its work through workshops and sessions at international conferences coordinated

and co-sponsored by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR).

• Through CRANE, researchers can address important questions regarding human-environment interactions and their role in the origins,

development, and sustainability of complex societies in the ancient Near East at various scales on an ongoing basis.