6-8 December 2016 – Terrigal, NSW

The draft Detailed Program at 2nd December 2016 is now available here!


Conference Theme

INTERWOVEN: Indigenous and Western knowledge in archaeology and heritage

Indigenous knowledge is increasingly being incorporated into archaeological heritage management practice and research. In this conference we review and examine both theoretical and practical interconnections between Indigenous and Western approaches to archaeological research and practice. The aim is to demonstrate the range of Indigenous and Western co-operation and evaluate successes and challenges. Directions for future collaborations will be welcome.


9th of March, 2016

The Australian Archaeological Association is very excited to announce that our 2016 Conference will be hosted by Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council. This is the first AAA conference to be hosted by an Aboriginal Land Council and the conference sub-committee is now hard at work setting up the conference.

Sharon Hodgetts and the Darkinjung LALC Board wishes to invite all AAA members to Darkinjung country on the mid NSW coast in early December where we can all join in the celebration and understanding of our unique cultural heritage.

Full announcements on the dates, venue and theme will be made later this month.



The Conference Organising Committee acknowledges with gratitude the following companies and organisations that have provided sponsorship for this conference.

Platinum Sponsors


Meet the Graduates Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors




Social Media


Information about the 2016 AAA Conference can be found here through the Facebook AAA 2016 Conference event page. Join the event and share with colleagues – this event page will be used to share regular updates about this year’s conference. By ‘joining’ the event, you will be notified of all new information.

Our Facebook event page can be found here!

Our official conference hashtag is #AAA39 (chose to commemorate our 39th annual conference)