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

5th May 2023

The Industry Working Group (IWG) was formed in 2013 to bring together FAME, as trade association for the sector, Prospect as the main trade union...

3rd May 2023

It's back! Join CIfA Early Careers Group at the Student and Early Career Conference this Summer as part of the Festival of Archaeology!

13th April 2023

CIfA is undertaking a review of the Code of conduct and would like your views and input to help us produce a Code fit for the 21st century....

23rd March 2023

The Advisory Panel on the Archaeology of Burials in England (APABE) has published an updated version of Science and the Dead: A Guideline for the...

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