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.

CIfA News

28th November 2023

The Archaeological Achievement Awards have been announced, with CIfA members and ROs amongst the winners.

22nd November 2023

Congratulations to the CIfA members and ROs tshortlisted for the prestigious Archaeological Achievement Awards 2023.

6th November 2023

Last year the Discovery Programme, Centre for Archaeology & Innovation Ireland, conducted a survey about Strategic Archaeological Research...

17th October 2023

In 2022 CIfA carried out an internal assessment of the relevant areas of CIfA work against the Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council’s...

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