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

23rd March 2023

The Advisory Panel on the Archaeology of Burials in England (APABE) has published an updated version of Science and the Dead: A Guideline for the...

9th March 2023

We are looking to recruit an Events Manager (maternity cover) to manage our varied programme of conferences and events.

24th February 2023
An invitation to consult on the revised Standards and universal guidance for field evaluation, archaeological excavation, and archaeological...
Archaeologists undertaking survey work
7th February 2023

Last year, the decision was taken to undertake a comprehensive review and update of CIfA’s Code of conduct: professional ethics in archaeology...

31st January 2023

CIfA has recently formed a committee for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in order to support the CIfA Board of Directors in delivering...

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