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

25th September 2020

Defining and promoting professional standards of practice is key to the role of the Institute. We provide a mechanism for our profession to be...

16th September 2020

11th September 2020

Welcome to the Annual Review of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists 2019–2020.

1st September 2020

Archaeologists frequently work closely with the construction sector, from small domestic projects to large-scale infrastructure and civil...

27th August 2020

Live/work in London? CIfA London Area Group are looking for an accredited member who would be interested in being their new Treasurer ahead...

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