Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE)

Timothy Harrison, Principal Investigator; Professor and Chair, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

CRANE (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East) is an international and interdisciplinary research project changing our understanding of archaeology in the Near East. The CRANE framework allows researchers to share and collaborate at an unprecedented level to gain a better understanding of the full range of data produced by this uniquely rich cultural legacy.

CRANE is at the forefront of creating cutting-edge tools all partners can use such as a common database that contains detailed archeological inventories and artifact registries from thousands and thousands of sites.

Timothy Harrison

Department Chair and Professor