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’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.
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.
Developing Your Career in Digital Archaeology | 09 May 2023
To celebrate New Zealand Archaeology Week and Australia’s National Archaeology Week, CAAA has organised a special online panel event with guests Dr. Andrew Yip, Dr. Katherine Thomas, and Andrew Wilkinson. PhD candidate Tom Keep will lead discussion with our three panellists each of whom specialise in a range of digital techniques in archaeology and cultural heritage. The panel will show you the varied career and research options available to digital archaeologists today, and how digital techniques are being used better to understand archaeological sites and landscapes in Australia and abroad, within commercial archaeology and on research excavations, and how digitisation can be used in museum contexts to enhance data visualisation. An open Q&A will follow the panel where you can ask our panellists about their studies, research, and careers, as well as any other burning digital archaeology questions you may have.
We welcome all to this panel discussion, which may be of particular interest to graduate and early career researchers.
You can register for free here.
CHAIR Joshua Emmitt
TREASURER Olivier Rochecouste
SECRETARY Simon Wyatt-Spratt
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY Thomas Keep
SOCIAL MEDIA LIAISON Justin Morgan
GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Kelsey Lowe, Aleks Michalewicz, Michael Rampe
If you have any questions about CAA Australasia, please contact us at: email@example.com.
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.
You can learn more about our past events here.