National Organisations

ALGAO

Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers

A forum representing archaeologists working for local authorities in the UK, the association’s interests embrace every aspect of the historic environment including archaeology, the built environment and historic landscapes. ALGAO works in partnership with Government, English Heritage and other agencies to develop strategic policies and to promote best practice and the highest professional standards. Since […]

NCMD

National Council For Metal Detecting

The National Council for Metal Detecting is a representative body of elected volunteers formed in 1981 to provide a means whereby responsible metal detector users would have a democratic forum to discuss problems affecting the hobby and to provide an authoritative voice to counter ill-informed and frequently misleading criticism of the hobby. Contact Details Web: […]

Society for Church Archaeology

Formed to promote the study and conservation of places of worship for all faiths and denominations. High standards of research are encouraged through its journal Church Archaeology & the annual conference exploring the application of archaeological & art historical expertise to the protection of the buildings, material culture and burial grounds.. Contributes to development of […]

UK Forts Club

Research into military sites. Has its own library and extensive archive on fortifications. Publishes the journal ‘Aldis’. Undertakes excavations when necessary. (WRONG TEL. NO, NO RECORD OF EXISTENCE)

Institute of Field Archaeologists

The Institute gives archaeologists the status to practise as recognised professionals. It develops and advertises standards and guidance for archaeological work, promotes high standards of vocational training, represents the profession to government and other bodies, provides an exchange of information and provides services for its members.

Archer-Antiquaries, Society of

Active research into all aspects of archery, from the earliest times. Two meetings a year, newsletters and an annual journal. Large membership spread over 13 countries. Members are assisted with their individual research. Website includes a members only discussion forum.

Medieval Archaeology, The Society for

The society for the study of British history and archaeology since the Roman period. Publishes annual journal Medieval Archaeology, a monograph series, holds conferences and offers small grants for research in the field.

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

The national archaeology society of Scotland. Full programme of lectures and conferences. Publishes a newsletter twice a year, an annual volume of Proceedings, a series of monographs and Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR). It administers various research funds and grants. Fellows have privileged use of the NMS Library.

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