CIfA is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas.

Many different people are employed in conserving, managing and understanding the historic environment. Seeking the advice and guidance of a professional archaeologist ensures you receive the best possible service.

Our members are professionally accredited and skilled in the study and care of the historic environment. They sign up to a rigorous Code of conduct, professional development (CPD) schemes and complaints procedures to uphold competence and standards in archaeology.

CIfA champions professionalism in archaeology, which is good for practitioners, clients and protects the public. We do this by setting standards, improving careers and promoting best practice.

CIfA News

16th November 2022

At its meeting on 8 November, CIfA’s Board of Directors agreed the recommended minimum salary levels for archaeologists in the UK

Archaeologists undertaking survey work
10th November 2022

The publication of Historic England’s Planning and Archaeology advice document, which describes how archaeology works in the English planning...

1st November 2022


Historic England have created a short survey to collect information on how heritage organisations are reducing their carbon emissions....

31st October 2022

Submission for the 2023 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards are now open until 25th November.

13th October 2022

The Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeological conference will mark its 20th anniversary with an in person on Saturday 19th November 2022 at...

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