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

2nd July 2020

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) is pleased to have joined the Heritage Climate Network. The Network was launched in...

30th June 2020

Arts Council England (ACE) and Historic England (HE) are jointly funding a new project to assess strategic options for the ongoing issue of...

29th June 2020

The historic environment, like the natural environment, is a shared, irreplaceable resource. It is managed – and researched, cared for and...

26th June 2020

Heritage 2020: call for collaboration case studies

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