How Can I Find Out More?
A good source of information about British archaeology, is British Archaeology (BA) magazine published six times a year by the CBA. For specific inquiries, the CBA’s British Archaeological Information Service produces CBA Briefing, published within BA, which includes information on excavations and other fieldwork projects in which you can take part, forthcoming conferences, lectures and other archaeological events, details of new archaeological books, and other notices relevant to all those interested in archaeology. The CBA can provide details of local archaeological societies in your area, or answer queries regarding archaeological careers and education, and many other matters. We also publish a wide variety of material aimed not just at professional archaeologists, but also those for whom archaeology is an interest or an active pastime.
The CBA, and its section for younger members aged 8–16, the Young Archaeologists’ Club, can be contacted at its headquarters at the address below or, to contact either the CBA or YAC via email, please use our online contact form.
Other useful sources of information include:
- Prospects - the UK Graduate Careers Service
- Current Archaeology – a popular bi-monthly magazine covering many aspects of archaeology. For details contact: 9 Nassington Road, London NW3 2TX, tel 020 7435 7517.
For information on museums contact:
- The Museums Association, 24 Calvin Street, London EW1 6NW, tel 020 7426 6910
Points of contact:
Council for British Archaeology using our online contact form, ring or write to us.
For excavation work abroad contact:
Archaeology Abroad provides information about archaeological excavation and field school opportunities outside the UK suitable for all pockets and levels of experience. The Archaeology Abroad bulletin is published annually in spring on CD-ROM, an interactive format which enables readers to access additional information about projects and other information listed via live email and web links. The annual bulletin is supplemented throughout the year by Email Updates, keeping subscribers fully up to date with all the latest opportunities. An annual subscription can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary, Archaeology Abroad, 31–34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY, fax 020 8537 0849, or via the CBA Online Shop at: www.britach.ac.uk/shop, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.britarch.ac.uk/archabroad.
Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin
The Archaeological Institute of America annual bulletin of worldwide archaeological fieldwork opportunities is also searchable online at www.archaeological.org. The current ‘AFOB’ issue is out now and priced around £15 and can be obtained from Oxbow Books Ltd, 10 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EW, tel 01865 241249, fax 01865 794449, email email@example.com, web www.oxbowbooks.com.
From BAJR (British Archaeological Jobs Resource) comes Past Horizons – bringing free access to all and over 400 sites across the world, from training to paid. It is updated weekly, and has additional expert information and a blog which highlights current conferences, funding and volunteer opportunities. Contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.pasthorizons.com.
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