The CAA 2012 conference will be hosted by the Archaeological Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton.

Conference Venues

The workshops, conference and poster presentations, and exhibitions will take place at the Avenue Campus. The Avenue Campus is situated on the northern edge of the City of Southampton, easily accessible to the main train station and within a short bus ride of the International Airport. There is a large amount of car parking on site.

The plenary sessions and conference dinner are hosted in the home of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (EEE Building) at the Highfield Campus.

The other conference receptions will take place in the City of Southampton.

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Nearby Archaeological and Historic Sites

If you have not been able to book a place on one of the exciting excursions, there are many places within 1 hour of Southampton that you may wish to visit during your stay in the city.

Southampton Old Town

If you want to revisit some of the venues hosting the CAA2012 Opening Reception you can find out more on the visit-southampton website. This includes guides to the museums and galleries, and itineraries for walking tours. These include the Medieval Merchants House, the Tudor House and Garden, and the Westgate Hall.

Within short bus ride of the conference venue

Bishop’s Waltham Palace are the ruins of a medieval palace used by the Bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through diocese.

Netley Abbey is one of the most complete surviving Cistercian monastery in southern England, with almost all the walls of its 13th-century church still standing, along with many monastic buildings.

Mottisfont Abbey is a historical abbey and country estate in England that dates back to a 13th century Augustinian priory

Elsewhere in Hampshire

Portchester Castle is the one of the most impressive and best preserved of the Roman Saxon Shore forts which was originally built in the late 3rd century.

Titchfield Abbey is a medieval abbey and later country house that dates back to the 13th century.

Silchester Roman City walls and Amphitheatre is the large and important Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum which was re-occupied or built over after its abandonment in the 5th century.

Southwick Priory are the remains of a wealthy Augustinian priory, originally founded at Portchester: once a famous place of pilgrimage.

Osbourne House former estate of Queen Victoria on the Isle of Wight.

Carisbrooke Castle is a historic motte-and-bailey castle where King Charles I was imprisoned at the castle in the months prior to his trial.

The Vyne is a 16th-century country house originally built for Lord Sandys, King Henry VIII’s Lord Chamberlain. The Grange at Northington is the foremost example of the Greek Revival style in England.

Fort Brockhurst is one of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its harbour against a French invasion.

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