History and Development of Technology in Australian and New Zealand Archaeology

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Panel discussion organised by the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) group for Australasia:
An increasingly wide range of technologies are available for archaeologists and researchers to perform more sophisticated analyses in the field and in laboratories across the heritage sector. Using technological tools helps to minimise the impact of archaeology, especially since excavation practices are inherently destructive processes. However, how have these technologies really impacted archaeological practices? Are they completely vital for how archaeologists conduct fieldwork and research, or should they only be considered as optional tools to aid and enhance recording, analyses, and interpretations?
To commemorate the annual National Archaeology Weeks for both Australia and New Zealand we ask several experts from Australia and New Zealand to comment on their use of technology to assist with their archaeological projects. Also, the panellists will reflect on how technological applications have developed for archaeologists in Australasia and how they might develop in the future.
Period8 May 2021
Held atComputer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Australia, Victoria
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Archaeological Science
  • Australian archaeology