Around 97% of all archaeological fieldwork within the UK is undertaken by the private sector, especially large infrastructure projects such as road schemes. Since the introduction of national planning guidance for archaeology in 1990 and the emergence a professionally run commercial sector, archaeology and cultural heritage has been at the forefront of the planning process.
Archaeological sleuths Clare Hills, David Barbrook, and Margaret Bockford return in Nicola Ford’s cleverly constructed crime novel, a sequel to The Hidden Bones (see CA 340). This latter book featured a research dig on a barrow cemetery, but its successor dives into the world of commercial archaeology.
Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Head of Communications, Wessex Archaeology offers us his insight and tips on getting onto the earchaeology career ladder If you want to be an archaeologist, what do you need to do to get that first job? Most entry-level jobs are in professional practice, usually as fixed-term contracts doing fieldwork, so you […]