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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

Wed 25th March
CIfA comments on draft secondary legislation that will be introduced to implement the...
Mon 23rd March
Historic Scotland and the Scottish Strategic Archaeology Committee have produced a draft...
Mon 16th March
CIfA, together with ALGAO: England, have responded to the recent DCLG consultation on building...

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3 days 14 hours ago
Fashion update: summer accessory for 2015, modelled by Raksha... Have you booked for conference yet? #CIfA2015
4 days 16 hours ago
@ifa_archives PM: John Walford talks geophysical data and Peter Allen, highlights problems faced by Bingham Heritage Trails @MOLArchaeology
4 days 19 hours ago
Next up, Hester Cooper-Reade from Albion Archaeology discusses archives from the perspective of buildings archaeology
4 days 19 hours ago
@nationaltrust Nancy Grace is discussing archives within the organisation - including 14,000 boxes in storage. That's a lot of boxes!
4 days 19 hours ago
@NortonPriory Great to hear from Lynne about challenges and opportunities with managing archives at a historic monument...

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

0118 378 6446