Resources for archaeologists
Top tips and free materials to support your archaeological journey...
For over 50 years we’ve been committed to developing and advancing archaeological practice – both for our own staff and across the wider sector. We’ve made our latest ‘how to guides’ free to download, with tips and guidance to help take your work to the next level. You’ll also find links to other useful resources and materials from across the sector.
How to guides
Other useful resources
- British Archaeological Jobs & Resources (BAJR) - a large number of guides covering varied subjects, written by specialists in the archaeological community.
- Historic England - guidance for professionals covering best practice, as well as information on key types of heritage assets.
- Council for British Archaeology – resources for community archaeologists, including activity packs for the Young Archaeologists’ Club.
- Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) - best practice guidelines for anyone working in / with archaeology, in the form of e-learning modules, recorded webinars, and professional practice papers.
- British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) - teaching resources and standards for the excavation, recording, and study of human remains from archaeological sites.
- Research Frameworks Network - documents which review the archaeological resource for specific places, periods or themes, and establish research priorities.
- Portable Antiquities Scheme - guides on identifying and recording a range of artefacts, as well as how to use the PAS database and take photographs of finds.
Looking to kick-start your journey into archaeology? We offer training courses for early career archaeologists – including those with no previous experience of the sector or university qualifications.