The history of archaeological computing


The international research project on the history of archaeological computing, conducted in cooperation with the Italian National Research Council and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, was designed to retrace the development of a boundary discipline, which set its roots in the 1950s, and to investigate some methodological aspects associated with the development of computer applications in archaeology. The project is subdivided into two parts, one based on a systematic data collection, mostly carried out in Italian and foreign Archives, and the other addressing the construction of a communication tool, i.e. the Virtual Museum of Archaeological Computing, which is currently in progress.



National Research Council (CNR) - Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei - Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare “Beniamino Segre”

Project Team

Tito Orlandi (Accademia dei Lincei)
Paolo Sommella (Accademia dei Lincei)
Edoardo Vesentini (Accademia dei Lincei)
Paola Moscati (CNR)


Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR)