Technical and professional practice papers

Downloadable copies of CIfA's papers are available to members only.

The following papers are published by CIfA. Members can receive hard copies for free. They cost £10 for non-members.
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Professional Practice Papers

  • Updated guidelines to the standards for recording human remains - Piers D Mitchell and Megan Brickley, 2017, ISBN 978-0-948393-27-3 Digital and hardcopy available - please also refer to the 2004 Guidelines to the Standards for Recording Human Remains available below. A much longer extended document, along with a full bibliography and more images, for chapter 11 'Guidance on recording palaeopathology (abnormal variation)' by Charlotte Roberts is available at, or can be sent as a pdf (by contacting c.a.roberts [at]

  • An introduction to professional ethics - Gerry Wait, 2017. ISBN 978-0-948393-26-6 Digital and hard copy available

  • Professional archaeology: a guide for clients - CIfA 2015 Digital and hard copy available

  • An introduction to providing career entry training in your organisation - CIfA, 2014, Digital and hard copy available

  • An introduction to drawing archaeological pottery, revised edition - Lesley Collett, 2017, ISBN 978-0-948393-25-9 Digital and hard copy available

  • Employing people with disabilities: good practice guidance for archaeologists - Tim Phillips and John Creighton, 2010, ISBN 978-0-948393-19-8 Digital only

  • Disaster management planning for archaeological archives - Kenneth Aitchison, 2004, ISBN 0948393904 Digital only

  • Guidelines to the Standards for Recording Human Remains - Megan Brickley and Jacqueline I McKinley, 2004, ISBN 0948 398 88 Digital only

  • Archaeological reconstruction: illustrating the past - John Hodgson 2001, ISBN 0948 393 17 3 Digital only

  • Crypt archaeology: an approach - Margaret Cox, 2001, ISBN 0948 393 16 5 Digital only

Technical Papers

  • Excavation and post-excavation treatment of cremated and inhumed human remains - Jacqueline I McKinley and Charlotte Roberts, 1993, Digital only

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