General Info


The CAAPortugal are located in Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

More about Tomar (City; Monuments and other information)

How to get to Tomar.


Information about the association

Welcome to the Computer Applications and quantitative methods in Portuguese Archaeology association

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More about CAA PORTUGAL and about THE CONGRESS.

What is the CAA

CAA is an international organisation bringing together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists. Its aims are to encourage communication between these disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field and to stimulate discussion and future progress. To become a member you just need to pay a fee.

A brief History of CAA

The CAA conference started as a small annual conference at the University of Birmingham in 1973, followed for nearly twenty years by annually organised conferences at British universities. Conference attendance increased steadily over the years, with delegates from many European countries, North and South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

At the first conference held outside the UK, at the University of Aarhus in Denmark in 1992, a policy was adopted of meeting in a different country each year. At the same time it was decided that national chapters could be established. CAAUK was the first local organisation in 1995, since followed by CAANl, CAAEs, CAAIt, CAAPortugal and CAAIndia.

Conference proceedings have been published since 1973.

·         CAA 2006: Fargo,

·         CAA 2005:Tomar, Portugal:"The world is in your eyes".

·         CAA 2004:Prato, Italy:"Beyond the artifact - Digital interpretation of the past".

·         CAA 2003:Vienna, Austria:[Enter the Past].

·         CAA 2002:Heraklion, Crete, Greece:"The Digital Heritage of Archaeology".

·         CAA 2001:Gotland, Sweden:"Archaeological Informatics - Pushing the Envelope".

·         CAA 2000:Jubljiana, Slovenia:"Computing archaeology for understanding the past".

CAA International Steering Committee