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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.

The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) is an international organisation that brings together a range of scholars, specialists and experts in the fields of archaeology, history, cultural heritage, digital scholarship, GIS, mathematics, semantic web and informatics with an interest in interdisciplinary cooperation. Its aims are to encourage communication between these disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field, and to stimulate discussion.

With a presence spanning over forty years, the CAA annual conference has a long-standing reputation of showcasing new and innovative developments in the application of digital technologies to various aspects of cultural heritage and ancient world studies. 
From its inception in the UK in 1973, the CAA conference has reached out beyond the United Kingdom to Europe, North America, Asia and now Australia. It moves to extend knowledge and foster productive professional relationships by holding its annual conferences in different countries to enable the participation of local scholars.

For the first time in 15 years, the Congress is organized in Paris with the support of the CAA international committee, Art history and Archaeology Departments university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Maison Archéologie Ethnologie Nanterre, UMR Archéologies et Sciences de l'Antiquité-Nanterre, UMR Trajectoires-Nanterre, The school of hight studies of social sciences (EHESS), LAMOP, Doctoral School of archaeology ED112 university Paris 1, INRAP, INSHS CNRS, Ministry of Culture, Ville de Paris, Région Île-de-France.

For more information about Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) please visit the CAA International Home Page

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