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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’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.

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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.

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.

Recent Events

How to Become a Digital Archaeologist | 29 September 2022

Dr Aleks Michalewicz led this free online panel discussion with three early career digital archaeologists from Australia and New Zealand, whose career paths span the consultant sector, academia, and museums. This panel discussed what digital archaeology means to them, how they became digital archaeologists, and the different careers digital archaeology can lead to.

You can watch the panel here.

Committee 2022

CHAIR Joshua Emmitt

TREASURER Olivier Rochecouste

SECRETARY Simon Wyatt-Spratt




Thomas Keep, Aleks Michalewicz, Michael Rampe, Kath Thomas

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