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CAA Australasia is the regional branch of CAA International, taking in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. CAA International (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) is the premier international conference on digital applications in archaeology, running continuously and publishing proceedings every year since 1973. CAA International has published the open access Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology since 2018.

CAA Australasia was established as part of the 2013 CAA International conference in Perth. Since then, we have held numerous workshops, talks, writing retreats, and conferences celebrating the work and research of archaeologists utilising digital methods from across the region. 

CAA Australasia is a registered association in NSW.

Become a member of CAA Australasia

Membership of CAA Australasia is free. You can sign up to be a member here. We welcome all academics, professionals, and students with an interest in digital and quantitative methods in archaeology.

CAA2024 Auckland Conference

We’re very excited to announce that the 2024 CAA International conference will be held in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand from 8 – 12 April 2024. This is only the second time in the history of CAA that the conference has been held in the southern hemisphere, and the first time the conference has been held in the Pacific.

The Call for Papers is now open! You are invited to submit an abstract for a paper or poster on any aspect of computer applications or quantitative methods in archaeology. Abstracts for papers should be submitted to a specific session. A list of accepted sessions can be found on the Sessions page. Papers engaging with the theme “Across the Horizon” to discuss the current state of the field are warmly encouraged. Submissions are due by October 19th 2023.

Recent Events

Developing Your Career in Digital Archaeology | 09 May 2023

To celebrate New Zealand Archaeology Week and Australia’s National Archaeology Week, CAAA organised a special online panel event with guests Dr. Andrew Yip, Dr. Katherine Thomas, and Andrew Wilkinson. PhD candidate Tom Keep led a discussion with our three panellists each of whom specialise in a range of digital techniques in archaeology and cultural heritage. You can watch the panel here.

Committee 2023

CHAIR Joshua Emmitt

TREASURER Olivier Rochecouste

SECRETARY Simon Wyatt-Spratt




Kelsey Lowe, Aleks Michalewicz, Michael Rampe

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Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology | Special Collection | Computer applications and quantitative methods in Australasian archaeology

Editors | Dr Joshua Emmitt & Dr Matthew Meredith-Williams

This special collection brings together papers from the first and second conferences of the chapter which occurred in 2020 and 2021. In these conferences research was presented not only from colleagues based in Australasia, but also from around the world. In this series of articles, a wide range of methods are applied to data from regional and international case studies, in addition to discussion of some current paradigms in digital archaeology.

The published articles discuss and exemplify 3D applications such as photogrammetry and virtual reality, including their analytical uses for further analysis. Examination of new LiDAR data for future spatial analyses is presented, as well as examples of the spatial analysis of past land use. Methods of data recording are also discussed in relation to FAIR principals. The publication of these topics in this special collection exemplifies the broad scope of research being undertaken by those involved in CAA Australasia.

All articles are open access and are available for free here.

Previous Events

You can learn more about our past events here.

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