Neurodiversity and archaeological practice

CIfA’s policy statement on equal opportunities in archaeology states that ‘equal opportunities are integral to every aspect of archaeological work. It is essential that all people are treated equally and not disadvantaged by prejudices or bias’ and this encompasses both visible and invisible disabilities. One example of an invisible disability includes neurodiversity. Estimated to affect 15 per cent of the population, neurodivergent individuals process and interpret information in different ways with attention deficit disorders, autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia identified as specific examples.

This webpage forms part of our developing online resources providing information and good practice case studies to help individuals and workplaces to better support archaeologists. If you are aware of other links we might use or have good practice case studies you would be happy to share, please get in touch at


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External links relevant to all neurodiversity