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CDM 2014 to exclude pre-construction archaeology?

A new consultation by HSE proposes that pre-construction archaeological work will be excluded from the new CDM Regulations. The 10-week consultation on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, launched yesterday, states that “the definition of construction work is substantially unchanged from CDM 2007, except for clarification that it does not include pre-construction archaeological […]

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FAME News 15: Spring 2014

As we develop FAME’s agenda and influence, the capacity of our CEO and elected Board members is becoming increasingly stretched, and so responsibilities have been divided up between different members of the Board. The list of consultations to which we’ve been asked to respond has been impressive – including HSE’s proposed revision of the CDM […]

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FAME Forum 2014: Jay Carver on infrastructure archaeology

We’re delighted to announce that Jay Carver has agreed to speak at this year’s FAME Forum. Jay is Project Archaeologist for Crossrail, Director of 4AD Consultants and a CEEQUAL Assessor, and will talk on archaeological procurement and project design for infrastructure works like highways and rail projects. This year’s forum, on design and value, will […]

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The future of local government archaeology services: FAME response

FAME has responded to the government’s review of the future of local government archaeology services, expressing its concern at the growing pressure on their resources, and the implications of this for archaeological practitioners and their clients, skills, the historic environment and the general public. It has suggested a model of properly-regulated and resourced HER/advisory teams, working […]

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English Heritage New Model consultation: FAME response

FAME has responded to the English Heritage New Model consultation. Though we have no objection in principle to the proposed new model, we have expressed our concerns about its financial viability, and stressed the need for greater engagement with development-led archaeology and closer integration between national and local archaeological services.

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ATF Training Award 2014

The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. This year, ATF will be […]

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Women in Archaeology 2014

Archaeology is steadily becoming a more female profession.  In 2012-13, 46% of archaeologists in the UK were women; fifteen years before, only 35% were. The majority of archaeologists aged under 40 are now women, most students studying archaeology are female and it is expected that in the next ten years women will make up the […]

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