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Discovering the Archaeologists of the World

Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe 2014 has shown that measuring archaeologists’ capabilities is a tool that can be used to plan for the development of the profession, development that is necessary to enhance to protection and interpretation of the global archaeological resource.

A special issue of Archaeologies: the Journal of the World Archaeological Congress (vol. 10, no. 3) entitled “Discovering the Archaeologists of the World” has been published by WAC, containing two articles by Landward Research Ltd staff.

Kenneth Aitchison was the guest editor for this volume, which included five articles, all of which were written by contributors to the Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe project.

  • Editorial: Discovering the Archaeologists of the World – Kenneth Aitchison
  • Jobs in American Archaeology: Pay for CRM Archaeologists – Doug Rocks-Macqueen
  • National and transnational labour markets in European archaeology – Katharina Möller
  • Perceptions of ethnicity, religion and language within the archaeological community of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Andrew Lawler
  • The archaeologist of the future is likely to be a woman: age and gender patterns in European archaeology – Irena Lazar, Tina Kompare, Heleen van Londen & Tine Schenck
  • Responding to the financial crisis in five European countries – people, roles, reactions and initiatives in archaeology – Kerri Cleary, Jan Frolík, Eduard Krekovič, Eva Parga-Dans and Elena S. Prokopiou

The articles all use labour market intelligence from professional archaeology to tackle a wide range of issues, ranging from financial and economic to cultural and political, identifying how professional archaeology operates in the world in 2014.