Guides and Resources further reading


Below is a collection of guides and resources relating to archaeological best practice, published by external organisations. This is not an exhaustive list, and will be added to periodically


Standards and Guidelines

Regulations, Standards and Guidance, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists [Visit]

Standards for Field Archaeology in the East of England, by David Gurney, East Anglian Archaeology (2003) [Visit]

Guides to Good Practice, Archaeological Data Service [Visit]

Introduction to Standards and Guidance in Archaeological Practice, Council for British Archaeology [Visit]

Standard requirements for Contractors, Suffolk County Council (2021)

Practical Guides

BAJR Guides, British Archaeological Jobs Resource [Visit]

Finds Recording Guides, Portable Antiquities Scheme [Visit]

Local Societies Guidance, West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service [Visit

Guidelines for the Use of Geophysics in Archaeology, Historic England (2016) [Visit

How to Excavate and Archaeological Test Pit, Handbook Guide, Suffolk County Council (2013) [Visit (PDF)]

Various Step-by-step guides, JIGSAW Cambridgeshire

Technical Reference Documents, Community Landscape Archaeology Survey Project [Visit]

What is fieldwalking, Cambridge Archaeology Field Group (2012) [Visit (PDF)]

Advice and Research

East of England Research Framework (2021) [Visit]

Archaeological Archives in Suffolk Guidelines for Preparation and Deposition, Suffolk County Council, (2019) [Visit (PDF)

Various Publications, Historic England


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Planning an archaeological project

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people excavating a ring ditch

Responsible Archaeology

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