Five years ago, HBI’s Christopher Dore gave a lecture to the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME). The U.K. was on the verge of an archaeological labor shortage and Dore was asked to talk about the lessons learned from the U.S. archaeological/CRM labor shortage of the middle 2000s, from approximately 2005-2007, and ending with the economic crisis or “great recession” in 2008. He presented things that U.K. firms could do, in advance, to minimize the problems that a labor shortage brings.
It is time to revisit those lessons.
We are delighted to see that the front page of Historic England‘s website today (19th May 2016 – here is their news story) is publicising an excellent report that they have produced on National Infrastructure Development and Historic Environment Skills Capacity 2015-33: An Assessment which draws heavily on research data produced by Landward Research Ltd. These […]
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. […]
The Transnational Report of the Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe 2014 project, which brings together data from all of the 21 national reports published as part of the project, has itself been published. Kenneth Aitchison and Doug Rocks-Macqueen of Landward Research Ltd are two of the co-authors. Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe 2012-14: Transnational Report […]
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