CAA Computational Archaeology Lab

We are exploring options and locations for offering the CAA Computational Archaeology Lab in 2024. Information about the topic, schedule, location, and fees for the 2024 program will be posted once plans have been finalized.

‘Delving into Data’
11-14 April 2023, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Would you like to enhance your skills in archaeological Data Science, keep up with the latest developments in this field, and discuss your project with renowned experts? The first CAA Computational Archaeology Lab (CAL) was held from 11-14 April 2023 in Amsterdam after the CAA2023 conference.

Participation Fees

Regular Registration: €250
Concessionary Registration: €180 (available to student and concessionary CAA members)

The participation fee includes lunch, coffee/tea, and Friday afternoon drinks. Program participants will be responsible for arranging and covering their travel, lodging, and meal expenses other than those listed above. All participants must be members of CAA International.

Key Dates

Application Deadline: The application period has closed. <!–last day we will be able to accept new applications is 24 March 2023. (Go to the Application Form)
Notification of Acceptance: Weekly–>
Payment Due Date: Within ten days of being accepted into the program or 29 March 2023, whichever is sooner
Program Dates: 11-14 April 2023

Program Description

The Lab, which is being organised in collaboration with the ARCHON Research School of Archaeology, will showcase different ways to handle archaeological data that go beyond standard database manipulations and visualisations. It will be a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, delving deeper into diverse aspects of Data Science such as database design, scripting, statistics and the implications for working with digital data in the era of Open Science. The classes will be given by Iza Romanowska (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies), César González-Pérez (INCIPIT-CSIC Santiago de Compostela), Marcos Llobera (University of Washington), and Mateusz Kuzak (Netherlands eScience Center).

Application Process

The application period for the 2023 Computational Archaeology Lab has closed, but we hope to offer similar programs in the future. The Lab is open to all researchers at Master’s candidate level or higher. Attendees are expected to have basic knowledge of database manipulation and data visualisation. Student participants will receive a proof of attendance worth 2 ECTs.

Questions? If you have a question about the Computational Archaeology Lab not answered here, please email the CAL Organisers at