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The CSA CAD Archive

Important notice: The CSA web site was re-designed in August of 2010. Some documents then available were out of date; so they were not included in the re-design and were not updated. This is one of those documents. Information about dates of posting and revision remains here, but there will be no revision of any kind after August, 2010.

Pages concerning CSA archival activities may seem to imply that CSA continues to do archival work. However, all archival projects under CSA's oversight have been terminated. Scholars interested in archiving digital files may wish to contact the Archaeology Data Service in York, England; Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University; or the Digital Archaeology Record.


The CSA CAD Archive contains CAD files that may be downloaded from the CSA server for inspection on users' machines with the aid of their own software. Along with the actual CAD files are explanatory notes to aid those wishing to use the data.

The CSA CAD Archive also functions in concert with other organizations, in particular the Archaeology Data Service, a consortium of British institutions headquartered at the University of York, and the Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records.

As a part of the work of building the CAD Archive, CSA personnel offer assistance with creating CAD models. There are basic, introductory materials and information about how best to use CAD programs available via the CSA Information Technology Page.

The CSA CAD Archive is a CSA project, and CSA's mailing address is P.O. Box 60, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010. Tel.: (484) 612-5862; email to user-name director at (@) domain-name csanet.org.

Comments, suggestions and reports of problems with any material posted to the Web will be greatly appreciated. Please use the above mailing or e-mail address.

Adding to the Archive

CAD Models from archaeological or architectural history research may be added to the archive by their owners. Potential contributors should read the general introduction to archiving and the specific information about documenting their data files.

Archival Materials

CAD model of the older propylon on the Athenian Acropolis created by Harrison Eiteljorg, II. The CAD model of the older propylon is an AutoCAD file (R14 dwg format) with more than 150 drawing layers segmenting the remains according to date, material, and a variety of other criteria. Three data files (dbf format) to augment the file are not yet available but should be available in the near future. [Note that all older propylon files are now available at the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizone State University.]

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