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HS2 – The Biggest Dig

For three years, FAME members have been working with documentary makers on the HS2 project. This work has results in a three part min-series: HS2 – The Biggest Dig.  Presented by Anthropologist and anatomist Professor Alice Roberts and historian Dr Yasmin Khan, it is now airing on BBC Two, exploring the discoveries found in Britain’s […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Local Authority Archaeology Services

A rapid survey of ALGAO:UK members on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their work has been published. We are grateful to our colleagues in local authorities who have managed to maintain their planning advice, and supply of historic environment record data, during the Covid crisis. This has facilitated the work of our members, and […]

Archaeology is Open for Business

During the coronavirus pandemic, commercial archaeology companies continue to provide the quality expertise and advice that their clients need while protecting the health and safety of their employees, clients and the public. FAME members are already adapting to rapidly changing circumstances and will continue to do so as the situation evolves. This includes archaeologists working […]

New Report – Archaeology in Development Management

ALAGO has just released a new report, Archaeology in Development Management. You can download the report here – https://www.algao.org.uk/archaeology-development-management “New research into the benefits of archaeology work undertaken under the control of Local Authorities across Britain has been published by the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO) today (6th September 2019) Archaeological work was […]

FAME Quarterly Market Confidence Index Report Q4 2018

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) is the voice of archaeological employers and managers in the United Kingdom, and the only organisation solely devoted to representing their interests within the profession and the business world. FAME started life in 1975 as the Standing Conference of Archaeological Unit Managers, before changing the name to […]

Record Levels of Commercial Investment and Employment for Archaeologists in the UK: Press Release

Headlines Record Levels of Commercial Investment and Employment for Archaeologists in the UK. Summary The latest Archaeological Market Survey report is now available. Key Findings £239m investment in the economy through applied archaeology In financial year 2017-18 the sector grew in terms of the number of employees , financial turnover,and profit levels. 6,812 people were […]

Archaeological Market Survey Report 2015/2016

The latest Archaeological Market Survey report, produced by Landward Research on behalf of Historic England, FAME and CIfA is now available. Providing a unique analysis of the archaeological sector as part of the overall UK economy, the report is based on survey responses from FAME members and CIfA Registered Organisations. Key Findings • The market […]

2015 Archaeology Market Survey

Hot on the heels of the 2014 market survey comes that for 2015. This important piece of work undertaken by Landward Research, jointly for FAME and CIfA, describes the commercial archaeology sector as of the end of March this year. You will want to look at the detail to compare your organisation’s position with others […]

Heritage Market Survey 2014

FAME are pleased to present the results of the Heritage Market Survey, 2014, commissioned with CIfA and Historic England, and undertaken by Landward Research. The survey focused on data collected  from commercial organisations (including FAME members) for the end of the financial year 2013/2014 and provides an overview of the structure of the sector, employment numbers and […]

Pay and archaeology: a joint statement by IfA, FAME and Prospect

The Institute for Archaeologists (IfA), pills Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and Prospect have been working together as part of a wider remuneration working group convened by IfA to consider how best to facilitate an industry approach to improving pay and conditions. Following on from presentations made by all three organisations at an […]

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