Professional archaeology: a guide for clients

This guide is aimed at anyone who needs to meet the requirements of legislation or policy that relate to archaeology. It explains what you need to do and why you need a professional archaeologist to help you through the process. Following this guide will increase your chances of reaping benefits from your archaeological work and avoiding some of the possible hazards of working in the historic environment.

Involving professional archaeologists early in your project will:

  • ensure you have the right skills in place to interpret and fulfil your obligations
  • help you to plan your resources
  • enable you to balance the potentially conflicting demands of managing archaeology properly and delivering your project

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You may also download a PDF copy of the CIfA Guide for Clients below: