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

31st January 2023

CIfA has recently formed a committee for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in order to support the CIfA Board of Directors in delivering...

20th January 2023

Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment.

14th December 2022

Two CIfA Members and a Registered Organisation were recognised for their exemplary work at this year’s prestigious...

7th December 2022
A new online Toolkit providing resources to support the planning, commissioning, production or monitoring of a specialist report on Roman...

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