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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. We hosted the 2024 CAA International conference in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. This was only the second time in the history of CAA that the conference has been held in the southern hemisphere and was the first time the conference was held in the Pacific.

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 and who work or are based in the region.

Upcoming Events

Photogrammetry Myths | 28 August 2024

We invite everyone to a special online panel event with guests Tom Keep, Dr Corey Noxon, Michael Rampe and Madeline Robinson. Emily Tour will lead a discussion with these four photogrammetry experts who’ve worked across academia, museums and commercial archaeology. This panel will explore all things photogrammetry and will debunk some of the common myths surrounding 3D model making.

For more details and to book your free ticket follow the link:

Committee 2024

Joshua Emmitt (Chair), Aleks Michalewicz (Vice Chair), Olivier Rochecouste (Treasurer & Public Officer), Simon Wyatt-Spratt (Secretary), Thomas Keep, James Loftus III, Corey Noxon, Michael Rampe, Emily Tour (Social Media Officer)

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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. 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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