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Australasian Research Cluster for Archaeological Science

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A selection of our most recent projects from around the globe.

AAA and ASHB Bridging Workshops

AAA and ASHB Bridging Workshops The Australasian Society for Human Biology, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution and the Australasian Research Cluster for Archaeological Science are pleased to offer the following professional development opportunities on the 9th and 10th of December 2023, bridging the Australian Archaeology Association and […]

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37th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Human Biology. Brisbane

11 -13 December 2023 This conference will feature pre-conference workshops on the 9th and 10th of December, a joint session with the Australasian Research Cluster for Archaeological Science (ARCAS) on the 11th of December, an ECR night out, and a keynote address from Professor Leslea Hlusko (CENIEH, UC Berkeley), president-elect of the American Association of […]

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Scientific Approaches to Investigating Change and Resilience: The ARCAS Network Session Dates: 5-8 December 2023 Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Scientific techniques and methodologies can play a crucial role in uncovering the dynamics of change and resilience, providing novel insights into the ways that people have adapted, innovated and survived. As a multidisciplinary area, archaeological science […]

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Inaugural Australasian Archaeological Science Student Symposium 2023

When: Thursday,30th November Where: Online or in-person via a watching hub at The University of Melbourne or Macquarie University (if you are interested in hosting a watching hub at your university, please contact the organising committee) Registration Cost: Free Call for Abstracts now CLOSED! The Australasian Research Cluster for Archaeological Science (ARCAS) is delighted to […]

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44th International Symposium on Archaeometry 27-31 MAY, 2024 Presented by Australasian Research Cluster for Archaeological Science (ARCAS) with the support of The Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS) The ISA showcases the latest in archaeological science technique development alongside a range of innovative and inspiring applications. All areas of science and all types of objects and […]

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ARCAS Student Institutional Ambassadors – EOIs

The Australasian Research Cluster for Archaeological Science (ARCAS) is seeking student ambassadors from each institution in Australasia that conducts archaeological science research. The role of these students will be to promote ARCAS among their institution’s student cohort, including helping with membership recruitment and promoting ARCAS events. Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to collaborate on […]

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ARCAS Membership

ARCAS is currently an informal group with plans to be registered as an incorporated association. Membership is currently free and open to all interested persons.


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Current Committee Member Institutions

ARCAS Databases

View a listing of Archaeological databases from around the world. Please contact us if you would like to add to the list.
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Please visit the list of upcoming conferences and events in the field of Archaeological Science. If you would like to submit a conference or event for publication on this list please send us an email.
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Researcher Profiles

Amy Prendergast

Petra Vaiglova

Agathe Lise-Pronovost

Sofia Samper Carro

Chloe Stringer

Rebekah Kurpiel

Jillian Huntley

 Louise Shewan

 Rachel Popelka-Filcoff

Jillian Garvey