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ALGAO Events

See below for a list of ALGAO events over the coming 30 days.
Mon 24th Sep (All day) to Wed 26th Sep (All day)
Wed 3rd Oct (All day)
Thu 15th Nov (All day)
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Standards, guidance and training

High quality conservation and management depends on all those involved working in line with professionally recognised standards and sound conservation principles. Local authority archaeologists also have a responsibility to the community to ensure that their work is undertaken to the highest standards.

ALGAO co-ordinates training events to meet specific member needs, and working in partnership with national agencies and others to develop training initiative.

The Association also works with a range of other organisations to develop and promote standards, guidance and best practice across the sector.

Standards and guidance for archaeological advice by historic environment services

CIfA and ALGAO, with funding from English Heritage (now Historic England), Historic Scotland and Cadw, have produced a CIfA Standard and guidance (PDF file) to cover the role of providing archaeological advice primarily, but not exclusively, through local authority historic environment services.


Standards and guidance


The Association is a member of the Archaeological Training Forum. The ATF is a delegate body which represents all those organisations which have an interest in the issues of training and career development in archaeology. It was constituted in 1998 to review the present provision of training in archaeology and to co-ordinate future strategies to meet the profession's training needs.

A suite of National Occupational Standards in Archaeological Practice has been developed in conjunction with ATF members and after extensive consultation with the sector.

These bodies also provide information on training and professional development:


  • 18-20 December 2017 Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference: Time Cardiff University. Deadline for submission of papers 25th August 2017 Details/booking available from the conference website.
  • 19th February 2018The Forests of Essex Conference: Gilwell Park Conference Centre, Chingford Tickets cost £65, contact traditional.buildingskills [at] to purchase
  • 25-27 April, 2018 CIfA2018 Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation Annual training event and conference, CIfA, Brighton Race course. Deadline for submission of papers 14th July 2017. Details available from the conference website.
  • 17-20 September 2018 Landscape Archaeology Conference Newcastle/Durham. The Landscape Archaeology Conference is a biennial series, the conferences attract participants from all over the world. Call for sessions and registration opens Monday 3 July 2017 Newcastle University
  • TBA, 2018 Roman Archaeology Conference Edinburgh. RAC is the premier international conference devoted to Roman archaeology. It is organised by the Roman Society every two years, in collaboration with a host venue, and attracts a broad international audience. In 2018, we will be in Edinburgh. Further details available from the RAC website

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