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Special Collection

Computer applications and quantitative methods in Australasian archaeology

Collection launched: 03 Nov 2022

Joshua Emmitt, School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland ORCID: 0000-0003-1224-200X
Matthew Meredith-Williams, Department of History and Archaeology, La Trobe University ORCID: 0000-0001-5284-641X

This special collection brings together papers from the first and second conferences of the CAA Australasia 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.