Congresses

The 2019 Congress will be held in Barbados from July 21 – 27, 2019.

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The Congress of the I.A.C.A. is held every other year, normally in the last week in July, and is the primary venue for the presentation of recent archaeological work in the Caribbean. Typically papers are presented for 4-5 days and the conference concludes with an optional day-long field trip. Symposia have included such subjects as Preceramic Age, Ceramic Age, Historical Archaeology, Prehistoric Technology, Interaction, Adaptation and Movement, Physical Anthropology, Rock Art, Underwater Archaeology etc.

The congresses are tri-lingual (English, French and Spanish) with simultaneous translation provided.

  • Martinique (1961)
  • Barbados (1967)
  • Grenada (1969)
  • St. Lucia (1971)
  • Antigua (1973)
  • Guadeloupe (1975)
  • Venezuela (1977)
  • St. Kitts (1979)
  • Dominican Republic (1981)
  • Martinique (1983)
  • Puerto Rico (1985)
  • French Guiana (1987)
  • Curaçao (1989)
  • Barbados (1991)
  • Puerto Rico (1993)
  • Guadeloupe (1995)
  • Bahamas (1997)
  • Grenada (1999)
  • Aruba (2001)
  • Dominican Republic (2003)
  • Trinidad (2005)
  • Jamaica (2007)
  • Antigua (2009)
  • Martinique (2011)
  • Puerto Rico (2013)
  • St. Maarten/St. Martin (2015)
  • St. Croix (2017)