What do we mean when we talk about being a professional archaeologist?

The meaning of the word ‘professional’ is often interpreted as someone who is paid to do their work. This is not what we mean when we talk about professional archaeologists.

Our short downloadable fact sheet explains how a CIfA professional can be any archaeologist or heritage professional in any capacity, and why professional accreditation is important. It also talks about how accreditation and professionalism is key to regulating archaeology.