Landward is delighted to be involved in the publication of the FAME / ALGAO Development-led Archaeology in Scotland and Covid-19. This publication has brought together contributors from across Scotland, involved in both the commercial and curatorial sides of development-led archaeology to show the sector’s resilience in the face of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The publication is available to download here.
The latest newsletter of the Green Skills at Vocational Education project has been published. with information about progress to date and plans for the remainder of the project.
The Archaeological Market Survey for 2017-18 has been published and is available for download: Archaeological Market Survey 2017-18. This report has been produced by Landward Research Ltd on behalf of FAME, CIfA and Historic England. Key Results of the Survey Record levels of commercial investment and employment for archaeologists in the UK. The numbers of people employed as professional archaeologists, both in applied commercial archaeology and across the entire archaeological sector in the UK, were higher 2017-18 than they had ever been before. £239m was invested in the economy through applied archaeology in 2017-18 Despite the sector’s wariness about the future of the market (a major factor in which appears…
The ‘Innovative format of education and training of the integrated archaeological and natural heritage’ (ANHER) project has been commended by the European Commission for being an example of a best practice Erasmus+ project. A summary has been included in the new publication, Erasmus+ Enriching our Cultural Heritage.
An update on the Discovering the Archaeologists of Africa project was presented at the 15th Congress of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies on 12th September 2018. Download Kenneth Aitchison’s full Powerpoint here.
Presentation by Kenneth Aitchison in Training Archaeologists for Transnational Mobility, European Association of Archaeologists 2018 Barcelona, 7th September 2018. Full PowerPoint ppsx presentation
Paper presented by Kenneth Aitchison at EAA Barcelona 2018 in session s384, The Self-Organization of Archaeologists in Europe: Roles and Needs, Responsibilities and Legitimacy, Thursday 6th September 2018. Full paper PowerPoint, with text included as Notes Abstract Listen To Me! lobbying for archaeology Who are the archaeologists that think they have influence over politicians? Do other archaeologists agree that these are the most influential people, and that these are the most appropriate individuals to be the sector’s “influencers”? When it comes to archaeology, what do politicians think is important? (and remember – a politician thinking archaeology is ‘interesting’ is not the same as them thinking it is ‘important’). The answers…
Tírbarda Teoranta, Landward Research Ltd’s wholly owned subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland, has been renamed Landward Research Teoranta.
We are delighted to welcome Anjumon Ali and Niloufar Javadi Abhari to the company. They join us as Summer Research Interns, and will be working on the Green Skills at Vocational Education project over the coming weeks. Niloufar is an anthropology undergraduate at UCL, and will be starting her second year in the autumn. Anjumon is studying geography, also at UCL, and she too will be starting her second year after completing her internship. Between them they bring wide-ranging experiences to the company, and we all hope it will be a rewarding experience for them both. Landward Research Ltd would like to thank UCL Careers for arranging these valuable internships,…
Landward Research Ltd are delighted to announce that Doug Rocks-Macqueen has been appointed as the company's Director of Analysis, Research and Technology. Doug has already been working for Landward Research Ltd for some time, having contributed to many projects including co-authoring Discovering the Archaeologists of the United Kingdom 2012-14 and leading the community archaeology excavations at Amisfield Walled Garden in 2014. Kenneth Aitchison, Landward Research Ltd's Executive Director, said "We are delighted to welcome Doug as a Director. His skills, knowldge and expertise are what we need as part of the plan to take the company to the next level".