Call for Abstracts – Closed

You are invited to submit paper and poster abstracts to present at the AAA2019 Conference. The first presenters/authors of papers and posters are required to be members of the Association. Click here to become a member.

When submitting an abstract you will need to:

  • Provide a title, author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Nominate ONE session theme – more details here.
  • Indicate whether the abstract is an oral presentation (15 minutes plus 5 minute Q&A) or a poster presentation
  • Provide a 300-word abstract to appear in the Conference Booklet (maximum 2050 characters including spaces)
  • Agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics, Sexual Harassment Policy 2012, Discrimination Policy 2012, Equal Opportunity Policy 2012 and Website and Social Media Policies

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.

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 Friday 11 October 2019 or the paper will be removed from the program.

Submissions for abstracts close Friday 16 August 2019 – Extended to Friday 30 August 2019.

Session Themes

Review the full session abstract, please click here.

  • #MeToo: Protecting Diversity and Exploring Everyday Negotiations of Gender, Race, Space, and Place in Australian Archaeology
  • A River is More than an Amenity, it is a Treasure: People and Rivers in the Driest Inhabited Continent on Earth
  • AACAI Session: Learning from the Past, Looking Towards the Future: Disruption and Innovation in Cultural Heritage Management
  • After Archaeology in Practice: Student Research in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management
  • Arriving in Sahul: Old Questions and New Approaches
  • Before Cook: The Archaeology of European and Island Southeast Asian Interactions with Australia Prior to 1770
  • Beyond the (Pre) History of Australia
  • Changing Approaches to Access, Control and Sustainable Management of Rock Art: Indigenous Community Collaborations Across the Southern Hemisphere
  • Collaboration in Queensland Cultural Heritage Management
  • Culturally Appropriate Science: The Use of Geophysical Tools to Assist Indigenous Communities with Protecting Country
  • Culturally Modified Trees in the Archaeological Record
  • Data Management in Archaeology
  • Depicting Paradise: How Rock Art has Disrupted the Dominant Archaeological Paradigms of our Time
  • Disrupting Materiality: Archaeology and Heritage Seen Through the Minds Eye
  • Disrupting Teaching: The Introduction of Digital Resources, Technology and skill-based Teaching in (or outside) the Classroom
  • Disrupting the Learning Dystopia: Resolving the Discord Between Education and Industry
  • Disruptive or Invisible: Children and the Archaeological Record
  • Exploring the Zooarchaeological and Archaeobotanical Record in Australia Through Space and Time
  • From the Mountains to the Sea: Indigenous and Archaeological Experiences of Cultural (counter) Mapping and Managing Cultural Landscapes
  • General Session: Where you don’t think your paper fits any of the named themes
  • No Paradise Road: Conflict Archaeology in Australasia and Beyond
  • Novel Method Development in Australian Archaeological Science: Disrupting the one-size-fits-all Mentality
  • Open Site Archaeology: New Empirical and Methodological Contributions from Australia and Beyond
  • Recent Research in the Southern Moreton Bay
  • Remote Sensing, GIS, and the Integration of Spatial Technologies
  • Revisiting the Cumberland Plain: Urban Growth in Western Sydney
  • The History of Archaeology in the Driest Continent and its Relationships with (less dry) Adjacent Regions
  • Transformation in Aboriginal Heritage Legislation Across Australia

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 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 presentation is accepted into a session and subsequently presented at the conference, as either a spoken paper or poster. We take this opportunity to reiterate that breaches of the Association’s Code of Ethics can result in the expulsion of members under section 32 of the Constitution.

Paper and poster presenters will be asked to agree to the abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics, Sexual Harassment Policy 2012, Discrimination Policy 2012, Equal Opportunity Policy 2012 and Website and Social Media Policies during the submission process.

The session conveners are required to be members of the Association. Click here to become a member.

Instructions for Poster Presenters

Posters should be a maximum of ISO A0 size in portrait format and be printed on high quality paper (please try to avoid material posters).

Posters will be displayed from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th December in the designated area in the Foyer. Upon arrival at the Conference please check in at the Registration Desk where you will be provided with your poster number and Velcro to hang your poster.

The first presenters/authors of the poster are required to be members of the Association.

Posters are to be dismantled on Friday 13 December by 6:00pm, following the poster session. Dismantling of the posters is the responsibility of the presenter and no responsibility can be accepted by the organiser for collection or safekeeping of posters. Posters not collected will be discarded.

Best Poster Awards will be presented at the Conference Dinner on Friday 13 December. ​