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A Standard and guidance for archaeological advice by historic environment services: draft for sector consultation

IfA and ALGAO, with funding from English Heritage, Historic Scotland and Cadw, are developing an IfA Standard and guidance to cover the role of providing archaeological advice primarily, but not exclusively, through local authority historic environment services.

Following a survey of current practice, nationwide workshops to explore key issues and consultation with selected stakeholders, a draft Standard and guidance is now being issued for formal consultation.

Following the consultation, the intention is for a revised draft to be proposed for interim adoption at an Extraordinary General Meeting at the IfA Conference in April 2012.

The draft Standard and guidance and an accompanying letter from Peter Hinton, IfA Chief Executive and Stewart Bryant, Chair of ALGAO UK can be downloaded here. Comments can be sent by email to or by post to Standard and guidance consultation at the IfA address. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 17 February.

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