Who is the Toolkit for?

A finds specialist measures an artefact.

The Toolkit is intended to assist and inform anyone who is:

  • reporting on an assemblage
  • training or being trained in specialist reporting
  • planning a project that will include specialist reports
  • commissioning specialist reports
  • liaising with specialists
  • monitoring a project that includes specialist reports.

This extends beyond the confines of professional contract archaeology to include category specific study groups (such as the Association for Environmental Archaeology, or the Finds Research Group), community groups, museums, universities and national heritage organisations that commission grant-aided projects.

The Toolkit is therefore designed for use by

  • specialists reporting on archaeological assemblages
  • trainee specialists
  • project leads (e.g. development control archaeologists; project commissioners)
  • project executives and project managers
  • post-excavation managers
  • specialists co-ordinating subject-specific standards or guidance
  • museum or collections personnel
  • archaeological teachers and trainers
  • community groups.