CAA Australia will award a prize of $250 to the best poster on a theme directly relevant to Archaeology, History, Cultural Heritage, Museums or Material Culture, as judged by a committee of CAA representatives during the conference. The winner will be announced during the closing ceremony.

CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) is an international organisation bringing together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists. Its aims are to encourage communication between these disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field and to stimulate discussion and future progress.

CAA organises an annual international scientific conference, where practitioners can present their work in paper sessions, and discuss developments with colleagues from all over the world in round tables and workshops. The conference sessions cover a wide range of topics, including data acquisition and recording, conceptual modelling, semantic technologies, data analysis, data management, digital 3D object reconstruction, image visualisation in archaeology, geophysics and GIS.

Apart from organising the international conference, CAA encourages the establishment of national chapters such as CAA Australia, that can organise local conferences and facilitate the exchange of ideas between practitioners in their own language.

CAA grew out of a small group of archaeologists and mathematicians interested in computer applications working in the UK in the early 1970s. The first conference was organized in Birmingham in 1973. It gradually evolved into an international event, and in 1992 it was organized outside the UK for the first time. Since then, CAA conferences have taken place in a different country each year. Since 2006 conferences are held outside Europe as well.

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DH2015 Winner

Tomas Trescak, Melissa Williams, Terry Sloan, Anton Bogdanovych and Simeon Simoff, ‘The Aboriginal Dreaming Meets Virtual Reality’

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