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Every year we try to generate a bit of energy around the CIfA (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists) Yearbook back page and most years we open it up as a competition to the staff with the lure of a big money prize. This year we wanted...

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...

Headland’s new Modular Training scheme was nominated for the 2018 Training Award administered by the Archaeology Training Forum (ATF). We are very pleased to announce that we were ‘Highly Commended’ coming in second place behind Historic England’s Specialist Workplace Learning Programme. We thought we’d celebrate our...

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

In this latest installment in 'From the Field' we are going into our Edinburgh office and speaking to Kirsty, one of our Project Managers who has worked in archaeology for over 15 years. In this piece Kirsty discusses her position as well as providing advice...

Choosing the right location for building your home has always been a key factor in the history of human settlement. This is as true now today as it was thousands of years ago although what we find desirable in a location has changed (being close...

Headland’s part in the UK’s largest archaeological project With our reputation for delivering on major infrastructure projects throughout the UK and Ireland we have been eagerly participating in projects such as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road upgrade and of course HS2. We have built up...

In early 2006 Headland carried out an excavation at Meadowend Farm, Kennet, in Clackmannanshire in advance of the construction of a road for the new Clackmannan Bridge, which has also been referred to as the ‘Upper Forth Crossing’. Archaeological works were funded by Transport Scotland...

Business-focused archaeology. People-focused business. That’s what Headland represents, driven by our values and delivering the best we can. In March 2018, we gained accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation by making a voluntary commitment to pay the ‘real Living Wage’. This is a higher commitment and...