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The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) advances the practice of archaeology and allied disciplines by promoting professional standards and ethics for conserving, managing, understanding and promoting enjoyment of heritage.

CIfA is a professional organisation for all archaeologists and others involved in protecting and understanding the historic environment.

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CIfA News

Thu 29th January
CIfA supports the role of specialists in its response to English Heritage’s recent...
Thu 29th January
The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, has announced the first Chair...
Fri 23rd January
English Heritage has recently consulted on an Action Plan for the new Historic England...

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22 hours 24 min ago
@sapphonica @sallypointer Also, #CIfA15 logo is based on the #ConferenceVenueCarpets at our Cardiff venue @MercureHotels
22 hours 39 min ago
@sapphonica @sallypointer There will be bursaries to help support delegates - we'll post online this week so keep an eye out for info!
22 hours 45 min ago
RT @TimHolden3: Great to see our photo competition results in CIFAs fab new training paper @InstituteArch http://t.…
1 week 6 hours ago
RT @ADS_Update: OASIS Redevelopment mock ups now available for comment
2 weeks 6 days ago
Booking open! CIfA annual conference, 15 to 17 April, Cardiff. We'll be talking about the future of the profession

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446