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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

Mon 13th April
CIfA calls for safeguards for the historic environment if permitted development rights are to...
Fri 10th April
Historic England has published new Good Practice Advice on planning and the historic...
Wed 25th March
CIfA comments on draft secondary legislation that will be introduced to implement the...

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7 hours 29 min ago
RT @DiggersForum: What would YOU like to see at a Digger's Forum session at next years CifA conference?
20 hours 5 min ago
RT @el_dwyer: Hope all are having fun in the final session of #CIfA2015 - looking forward to welcoming @InstituteArch to Leicester for #CIf
20 hours 9 min ago
#CIfA2015 That's all folks! Thanks to sponsors, exhibitors, session organisers, volunteers, delegates & twitter peeps... Roll on #CIfA2016
1 day 4 hours ago
#CIfA2015 Thanks to students Imogen, Lisa & Kate for helping make the conf run smoothly @Octopus_Kate @CardiffShare
1 day 5 hours ago
#CIfA2015 @ifa_archives Paul: we need tell Museums what's in boxes, to help all understand the use/ value/ potential of deposited archive

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
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Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446