Consultation: CIfA’s Code of conduct: professional ethics in archaeology

As reported in The Archaeologist 118 (Winter 2023), CIfA is undertaking a review of the Code of conduct: professional ethics in archaeology. The review has been triggered by the recognition that the Code, though added to and amended from time to time, is essentially 40 years old, and may not have evolved as far or as fast as the values and ethics of our profession.

An advisory group drawn from a wide range of interests and perspectives in CIfA’s membership has been considering the findings to date.

Now we would like your invaluable views and input to help us produce a Code fit for the 21st century. All comments are welcome on the current Code and how it might be reformed, promoted and applied. Please take the time to download, read and respond to the Code review first consultation Questionnaire.docx, and email your response to: The deadline for the submission of responses is 26th May. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please email CIfA Chief Executive, Peter Hinton on: