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 March 2021

We have an unexpected opportunity in our CIfA2021 conference schedule on Thursday 22 April (13:15 - 16:30) for a...

9th February 2021


4th February 2021

Join us online from 21-23 April for the UK's premier annual archaeological conference as we discuss current professional issues, showcase new...

1st February 2021

Last week the UK Government announced a new structure for allocation of...

27th January 2021

Equal opportunities are an issue integral to every aspect of archaeological work. It is essential that all people are treated equally and not...

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