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 108 Climate change: During the dry summer of 2018 we were blessed with some amazing aerial images of many new or forgotten archaeological sites. On a more serious note how does climate change have the potential to impact archaeologists and the archaeology itself? Deadline 1 August 2019
  • TA 109 Osteology/Forensic Archaeology: HS2 St James’ garden, Euston excavation has provided a fantastic opportunity to excavate a vast number of human remains. This work highlights the opportunities and issues that working with human remains brings. What contribution have new developments in recording techniques, updated guidance, storage arrangements and ethical concerns made recently in archaeological practice? Deadline 1 December 2019


If you are interested in advertising in The Archaeologist please contact Gordon Sorensen (gordon [at] at Cathedral Communications

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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