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

27th September 2021

This Professional Practice Paper has been developed in collaboration with colleagues at HS2 and Sadie Watson MCIfA. It is our shared view that...

24th September 2021

Both Kate Geary and Rob Lennox from the CIfA are speakers at a joint event with RTPI East Midlands on Tuesday, 28 September at 2.00PM. This is an...

22nd September 2021

Last week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a Cabinet reshuffle.

17th September 2021

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust CEO and former CIfA Board member Dr Paul Belford took part in an online seminar on Wednesday 25 August, hosted by...

9th September 2021

Last month, CIfA wrote to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport to raise concerns about Afghan archaeologists who may need to...

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