CIfA has responded formally to the Society of Antiquaries of London's ‘The Future of Archaeology' manifesto, following its publication in December last year. The Manifesto sets out a proposal for structural and cultural changes to archaeology in England.
CIfA's response, which has been considered by Advisory Council, welcomes constructive discussion on the future of our discipline, recognises the principles which underpin the paper, and highlights the opportunities we perceive for creating positive change within archaeology. However, the response also expresses clear concerns that have been strongly expressed by the profession. Nonetheless, the response articulates the desire for further discussions with the wider archaeological sector on the topics raised by the Manifesto.