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

5th May 2021

As we reported in January, CIfA has been working with Universities Archaeology UK and others in the archaeological sector to lobby government on...

31st March 2021

Due to the pandemic all Registered Organisation inspections in 2020 were postponed and have been carried forward to this year. The inspections...

25th March 2021

CIfA has responded formally to the Society of Antiquaries of London's ‘The Future of Archaeology' manifesto, following its publication in December...

25th March 2021

This report continues the work published in 2019 "Carbon in the Built Historic Environment": "This year’s Heritage Counts report aims to support...

22nd March 2021

CIfA has produced a joint statement with the Council for British Archaeology (CBA),  Clywd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT), and Dyded...

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