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At Headland we prioritise the continual the professional development of our staff; whether this is through our internal training program or facilitating their attendance of conferences and workshops. Earlier this summer, Anna, one of our post-excavation staff, took part in the Study Group for Roman...

Headland Staff Representatives (Staff Reps) have been working with senior management for years to help facilitate and improve relations between staff and management. We thought we'd get some input from Managing Director Tim Holden and Staff Representative Josh Gaunt, to explain a bit more about...

How do archaeologists prepare for working outdoors in winter conditions? Archaeologists have long been known for our hardy constitutions when it comes to fieldwork. Wind, rain, snow, we’ve worked through it all in order to make sure deadlines are met. At Headland we strive to strike the...

For this instalment of ‘From the Field’ we are hearing from Daniele, a Project Officer based in our South and East office. Daniele has an extensive education in archaeology, including a PhD, and comes to us from Sardinia, Italy. He was initially employed on the...

Over the last 18 months the number of infrastructure projects in the pipeline has increased significantly. We are finding once again that many of our experienced archaeologists, as well as support staff, are coming from overseas. On some sites over 70% of the field team...

Two of our environmental specialists, Laura Bailey and Angela Walker, have put their heads together for our 'What is...

This is the first installment in our new series titled ‘From the Field’ where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the people who work for us.  In each post we will hear from staff members as they share their career stories and...

We would like to introduce our new CIfA back cover and some of the thought that went into this years theme. In view of the scale of the infrastructure projects headed our way in 2016-7 the board identified ‘Partnerships’ as one of the key focal points...

by Jürgen van Wessel It’s an exciting time to be an archaeologist in the UK. A new scale of infrastructure project brings some serious challenges to our industry, not least in attracting and supporting quality staff, and managing very significant volumes of archaeological information. At Headland...

Headland Archaeology has been operating for over 20 years and as one of the UK's leading commercial organisations we would like our skills and knowledge to have a positive effect on the industry. Preparing new archaeologists for successful and rewarding careers has helped both our...