Auckland unearths prized archaeology conference

The University of Auckland will host the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference in 2024.

Auckland will host the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference in 2024.

The conference is expected to attract 350 delegates and marks first time the conference will be held in New Zealand.

Taking place at the University of Auckland, the conference will focus on indigenous archaeology from around the world.

Joshua Emmitt from the University of Auckland worked with Auckland Convention Bureau with support from Tourism New Zealand to secure the conference in Auckland.

Emmitt says the bid highlighted New Zealand’s and Australia’s unique archaeology.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand archaeologists to improve and expand their own methods, with exposure and discussion about techniques seldom seen in the country, and to build relationships with a global network,” he said.

“We are delighted our bid was successful and are very excited to be bringing the conference to New Zealand.”