CIfA is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas.

Many different people are employed in conserving, managing and understanding the historic environment. Seeking the advice and guidance of a professional archaeologist ensures you receive the best possible service.

Our members are professionally accredited and skilled in the study and care of the historic environment. They sign up to a rigorous Code of conduct, professional development (CPD) schemes and complaints procedures to uphold competence and standards in archaeology.

CIfA champions professionalism in archaeology, which is good for practitioners, clients and protects the public. We do this by setting standards, improving careers and promoting best practice.

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For a reminder of #CIfAadvocacy concerns over Permission in Principle, see our briefing from August:
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Lord Ashton of Hyde also states that @CommunitiesUK will work with archaeological sector on guidance #HeritageDay #CIfAadvocacy
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Lord Ashton of Hyde says that regs for Permission in Principle could be debated if there are objections raised in Parliament #CIfAadvocacy
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Lord Ashton of Hyde: "The whole of Govt. recognises the value of heritage"/"Archaeology matters in and of itself" #HeritageDay #CIfAadvocacy
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#CIfAadvocacy team on the way to #HeritageDay. @Heritage_NGOs always put on a great event. Looking forward to Q&A w. Lord Ashton of Hyde.
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CIfA signed a memorandum of understanding with @IAIarchaeology yesterday in Belfast. Download the full doc here:...

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