The Archaeologist

CIfA produces a regular magazine called The Archaeologist, which takes a looks current issues that concern professional archaeologists.

Each edition offers a feature article concerned with aspects of the profession seen from a variety of perspectives alongside member news, book reviews and short articles. We occasionally include an interview or debate article which aims to bring current news and views to all members.

Each issue highlights our new members alongside member news, and our Registered Organisations often provide updates and project news.

If you have some news you would like to pass on to other members, or a project are keen to promote, please get in touch with the magazine editor, Alex Llewellyn (alex.llewellyn [at] Alex would also like to hear from anyone with an idea for a debate article, or a subject for our interviews.

Submitting articles

Each issue of The Archaeologist has a themed feature article, which tends to include a collection of shorter articles. Forthcoming themes are highlighted after the editorial of each magazine, along with submission dates. Please email your contributions to Alex Llewellyn (alex.llewellyn [at]

Future themes

  • TA 106 Professional ethics: Professional ethics is the study of moral philosophy, which helps us to decide what is right and to act accordingly. This TA will discuss where ethics and public morality differ, how this applies to our Code of conduct, why its important that we are trained in ethics, and share some relevant case studies and resources. Deadline 1 December 2018
  • TA 107 Championing employers who make a difference: We're looking to share stories from employees where organisation have offered that something extra: training opportunities, flexible working, diversity, environmental policies, or innovative communication, for example. What makes you and your colleagues feel valued? Deadline 1 April 2019

Current editions

The latest editions are free to all members and available for download; non-members can purchase a copy for £10 - please contact admin [at] Please note that editions of The Archaeologist published within the last year are not available for download to non-members (members will need to be logged in).

Past issues

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The Archaeologist - past issues

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