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Impact of BREXIT on commercial archaeological services

FAME recently carried out a rapid survey of members on the impacts of BREXIT on their organisation, and their predictions for the future. The survey can be read in full by members here. The main findings were as follows: Most businesses were experiencing steady or increasing workloads through 2016 despite Brexit There was much more uncertainty for […]

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CSCS cards for archaeologists -a joint statement from CIfA and FAME

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. The current system whereby most archaeologists gain CSCS accreditation will change in September 2017 when the current Construction Related Occupation (CRO) […]

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CSCS Cards -a quick update

The current system whereby most archaeologists gain CSCS accreditation will change in September 2017 when the current Construction Related Occupation card is removed. CSCS are doing this, cheap on behalf of the wider construction industry, in order to tighten up accreditation across all professional and technical occupations. In particular it is now clear that the […]

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FAME position statement on archaeological archives

FAME undertook an extensive survey in 2012 of the problem for long-term storage of archives, and found there were 9000 homeless archives that had not been accepted by a museum or other repository (the report is available here). Since 2012 the problem has become worse, resulting in the potential value of archaeological archives being denied […]

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FAME Forum 2016: final programme and booking details

Final details of this year’s FAME Forum in York are now available to download here, together with a booking form here. Alternatively, tickets can be booked directly through Eventbrite. The Forum is open to everyone, allergy members and non members. Members have up to two tickets free (with additional tickets at £40). Non members can […]

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The Queen’s Speech: Proposed Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill

FAME note the government’s plans to support growth and deliver new infrastructure through further proposed reform of the planning system and are concerned over the potential negative impact these could have for the protection of the UK’s archaeological heritage. Current planning policy places an emphasis on sustainable development,  balancing the needs of economic growth with, […]

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FAME AGM, Thursday 23rd June York

The Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers Limited will be held at Barley Hall,  2 Coffee Yard,  York, YO1 8AR on Thursday 23rd June 2015 commencing at 5pm. The meeting will be followed by a reception, with food and drink, from 6.00 -7.30pm. The Agenda includes: Report from the Chair […]

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FAME respond to UK media reports that Britain is running out of archaeologists

The Times, Radio 4 and The Daily Mail report that Britain has a serious shortage of archaeologists to handle the expected wealth of artefacts uncovered during the HS2 project. Historic England chief executive Duncan Wilson said that the project could be delayed unless hundreds of archaeologists are trained to deal with this unprecedented opportunity to explore the countryside, […]

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Provisional Running order and advance details for the FAME Forum 2016

Challenges in UK Archaeological Capacity: Opportunities for sustainable growth Friday 24th June, Merchant Adventurers Hall York The recovery in the construction market together with plans for large scale investment in infrastructure present the archaeology sector with opportunities for growth over the next 5 to 10 years. The challenge is to how to grow capacity and capability in […]

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Selling the benefits of archaeology: integrating with geotechnical works

We routinely piggy back aspects of early stage geoarchaeological survey on geotechnical test-pitting and coring, saving money and time in the process. However, it’s also possible to see archaeological investigation as a great opportunity to give the geotechnical team enhanced access to the site, with better opportunities for more cost effective and accurate sampling. Not […]

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