44th International Symposium on Archaeometry

Tram passes St Paul’s Cathedral

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 materials, as well as all geographic areas and time periods, are topics of interest for this event. Multidisciplinary collaborations feature strongly at the ISA, therefore this represents a dedicated opportunity for practitioners in all sectors to establish research partnerships and connections with one another.

The International Symposium on Archaeometry promotes the development and use of scientific techniques to generate information about all aspects of the past. Although its foundations can be traced back to a geophysics event held in 1961, the biennial hosting of ISA in its current form has been shared between Europe and the Americas since the 1980s. In 2024, the ISA is coming to Australia for the first time!

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Past Events

Inaugural Australasian Archaeological Science Student Symposium 2023

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 announce the upcoming Australasian Archaeological Science Student Symposium to be held on Thursday 30th November 2023. This student-run, one-day symposium will be a forum for student researchers in all walks of archaeological science to share their research within a broader community. It will also be an opportunity for interested students to learn more about how to study archaeological science within Australasia.

We are thrilled to announce that The Society for Archaeological Sciences will be sponsoring two prizes to be awarded at the conference:

  • “Best Presentation by a Postgraduate Student Award”, with a value of $100
  • “Best Presentation by an Undergraduate or Honours Student Award, with a value of $100

Interested in attending?

We encourage anyone interested to attend, regardless of whether you will be presenting or have experience in archaeological science! You can choose to attend online or in-person at The University of Melbourne or Macquarie University.

Registration is FREE! Please register to attend the symposium here. Registration closes November 20 for those attending in-person, and November 29 for those attending online.

You can find a preliminary schedule below:

10:0012:0009:0007:00Introduction from Committee and Housekeeping
10:3012:3009:3007:30Morning Session (Student Presentations)
12:3014:3011:3009:30LUNCH BREAK
13:1515:1512:1510:15‘Researching and working in archaeological science’: Panel Discussion
14:3016:3013:3011:30AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
14:4516:4513:4511:45Afternoon Session (Student presentations)
17:0019:0016:0014:00‘Archaeological science in Australasia’: Presentation from Prof. Rachel Popelka-Filcoff & Discussion
17:3019:3016:3014:30Closing Remarks & Awards

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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
Australasian Society for Human Biology annual conferences.
All workshop proceeds will fund student stipends and prizes.
Attendance is free for registrants of the joint ARCAS/ASHB Archaeological
Science Session on the 11th of December 2023, but you must register for
each workshop that you would like to attend to secure your place as
numbers are limited.

Workshop I – 9th December, 2023
Grant Writing Workshop
Griffith’s Gold Coast Campus or Online 10.30 am to 12 pm

Workshop II – 10th December, 2023
Foundations in Human Skeletal Analysis Workshop
Griffith’s South Bank Campus 2 pm to 5 pm
$20 Students
$35 Waged Professionals

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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 Biological Anthropologists.

Want more conference bang for your buck? The Australian Archaeological Association meetings will be in the Gold Coast from December 6-8, 2023!

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From micro to macro: Exploring the big picture in archaeology

ARCAS Virtual Conference

19 – 20 March 2021


ARCAS welcomes new members and we would be happy to receive your membership application. Now is also a great time to update your current membership details ahead of the 2021 conference. Please use the membership application form to do this.

Contact Us

The ARCAS conference committee can be contacted via