The Archaeologist

CIfA produces a regular magazine called The Archaeologist, which takes a look at 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 you 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

  • TA123: Archiving strategies. This edition will explore the strategic frameworks and associated priorities, projects and activities taking place across different jurisdictions, organisations and specialisms. The latest information on related projects, resources and training opportunities will also feature, including a roundup of the Dig Digital project as it nears completion after 5 years. Deadline 1 August 2024.


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

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

You can download past issues here. If you have difficulty opening PDF documents you may need to update your adobe reader.
If you would like to see anything older please email admin [at]

The Archaeologist - past issues 100 to 118