Call for Abstracts **Closed**

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the AAA2017 Conference.

When submitting an abstract you will need to:

  • Provide a title, author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Nominate ONE session theme.
  • Indicate whether the proposal is an oral presentation or a poster presentation 
  • Provide a 300 word abstract to appear in the Conference Booklet (maximum 2050 characters including spaces).

The conference organisers reserve the right to reassign your paper if they feel it is more appropriate for another session theme.

Please note that an individual may be the principal author and present only ONE oral presentation and ONE poster at the conference, although they can be subsidiary co-authors on any number of other papers and posters.

Submissions for oral and poster abstracts has been EXTENDED to 8 September 2017.  Acceptance of your abstract will be made via email by 22 September 2017

Please note: If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference AT LEAST ONE named author on each paper must be registered for the conference by close of business on 6 October 2017 or the paper will be removed from the programme. Early bird registration fee has been extended till 6 October 2017.

Conference Theme:

‘Island to Inland: Connections across land and sea’

Island to Inland represents the journey of the First Australians through Wallacea to Sahul. Since then, people have successfully adapted to life in the varied landscapes and environments that exist between the outer islands and arid interior. Despite this diversity, connections run deeply through Australia and its surrounding islands. These include connections to objects and places, across generations, between landscapes and seascapes, and to Country. The conference theme aims to encourage exploration of connections that transcend across time and space, from island to inland.

Session Themes:

Download Session Abstracts

  • Across Land and Sea: Perspectives on Prehistoric Cultural Adaptations in Island, Coastal and Highland Settings Across the New Guinea Region
  • Archaeometric Approaches to Ceramic Analysis: Applications, Possibilities, and Limitations
  • Australian Indigenous Archaeologists' Present: Our Work, our Heritage
  • Between the Desert and the Sea: Northwestern Archaeological Transitions from Deep Time to the Present
  • Budj Bim Cultural Landscape: Gunditjmara Values and World Heritage
  • CAA Australasia: Archaeology Through Multiple Lenses
  • Connecting ‘Islands of Data’: Integrating Evidence of Early Humans in Southeast Asia
  • Digital Provocations: ‘Deep Digital Practice’ in Australian and International Archaeology
  • Encountering and Responding to the Archaeological Record: Affectual, Relational and Cultural Understandings in Contemporary Indigenous Settings that Challenge Metanarratives
  • Experimental Archaeology: A Global Perspective
  • Experiments and Cultural Practice: The World of Australian Experimental and Experiential Archaeology
  • Exploring Maritime and Riverine Mobility
  • From the Desert to the Sea: The Role of Zooarchaeology in Understanding Human Behaviour and the Environment
  • Highways of Culture: Linear Infrastructure and Cultural Heritage
  • History of Archaeology in South Asia
  • In Search of Connections: The History of Ideas on Australia’s Links with the Indo-Pacific Region (and Beyond)
  • Incarcerating Aboriginal People: Community Perspectives and Internment Archaeology
  • Indigenous Engagement in Warfare and Conflict in Australia, Asia and the Pacific
  • Palaeoecology and Archaeology of Temperate and Tropical Australian Islands
  • Pilbara Paradise from the Holocene to the Pleistocene
  • Results of Recent Excavations at Madjedbebe
  • Rock Art Science in Northern Australia
  • Stable Isotopes in Archaeology: Understanding Environments, Subsistence and Landscape Connections
  • Technology, Subsistence and Land Use 42 Degrees South: The Archaeology of Late Quaternary Tasmania
  • The Consulting Archaeology Session
  • The Flora Connection: Archaeobotany and the Exploration of Human-Plant Relationships Across Time and Space
  • The History of Rock Art Research in Australia and Beyond
  • The Willandra Lakes and Models of Continental Colonisation
  • Transforming our Understanding of Australia’s Indigenous Heritage and Environmental Past
  • Up Goer Five Archaeology Edition: Communicating Archaeology using English’s Ten Hundred Most Common Words

Presentation Protocols:

Delegates and Session Organisers are reminded of the Association’s Code of Ethics regarding protocols for the presentation of any data and/or interpretations of data that relate to Indigenous culture. These protocols require all Session Organisers and paper presenters to ensure that full prior and informed consent to collect, record, and present data and interpretations relating to Indigenous cultural materials is obtained from Indigenous collaborators and/or owners of data before any paper is accepted into a session and subsequently presented at the conference, as either a spoken paper or poster.

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