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    Reviews of Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis

    Two recent recent reviews have talked positively about the Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis, an overview of how the changed economic situation is affecting archaeological practice around the world that was co-edited by Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research Ltd. Nathan Schlanger, the other co-editor, has had an excellent summary (together with impressive photograph) published in the ICOMOS Heritage at Risk World Report 2008-2010. Download the article here. Secondly, Paul Belford of Nexus Heritage has written in The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice that “This book is essential reading for all archaeologists. Its stated aim is not to provide thedefinitive word on archaeology and the global crisis, but to give…

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    Job Losses in Archaeology – July 2010

    A new report on job losses and employment within UK commercial archaeology has been produced by Landward Research Ltd. The report, which is on the situation as it was in July 2010, has been published by the Institute for Archaeologists at http://www.archaeologists.net/sites/default/files/node-files/JoblossesJuly2010.pdf. The number of people in archaeological employment increased markedly over the three months from April to June 2010, with at least one employer finding it difficult to recruit fieldworkers, but simultaneously business confidence in maintaining this growth declined considerably. It is estimated that 6498 people were working in professional archaeology on 1st July 2010, an increase of 265 (4.3%) on the figure for 1st April 2010. 3669 of these individuals were working in…