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    Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2016-17

    The Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2016-17 report has been published. Download Survey of Archaeological Specialists 2016-17. Executive Summary A survey of archaeological specialists has found that, in early 2017, specialists appear to have recovered from the economic downturn of the previous decade, but are cautious about the possibility that there will be increased demand for their services in the near to medium future. This study, which has aimed to collect data from a wide variety of areas of specialist activity within archaeology, received information from 882 specialists. The synthetic results presented here allow for comparison between specialisms and across broad specialist areas. Comments received from respondents make it clear that…

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    Survey of Historic Environment Specialists – we need your help

    Survey of Historic Environment Specialists: We need your help   The next few years are forecast to be a time of considerable change affecting our historic environment. Large-scale infrastructure projects like HS2, major road schemes, and a mammoth programme of housebuilding are forecast to very significantly increase the demand for a skilled historic environment workforce, at a time when some of the country’s most experienced historic environment specialists are approaching retirement. As a sector we need to try to get to grips with the impact of these two factors, and to invest focused resources into accommodating them.   The national heritage agencies have commissioned Landward Research to undertake a new survey of…