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

14th January 2022

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Pie chart showing that 33% of businesses are mainintaing most or all COVID restrictions compared with last year, 37% maintaining some, 33% operating in accordance with guidance but otherwise returning to normal as much as possible.
21st December 2021

During 2020 and 2021, CIfA has undertaken several surveys of members to gather evidence of the impact of the pandemic, and wider issues on the...

20th December 2021

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) has received funding from Historic England to support a project to conduct qualitative research...

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