ISGAP web site providing a suite of documents. These introduce best practice guidelines for the community groups involved with archaeology, and in so doing increase the broader, public benefit of voluntary archaeological work.
- National Occupational Standards
National occupational standards for archaeological practice which were devloped in consultation with a cross-section of the discipline and were recently updated through Creative & Cultural Skills which is the Sector Skills Council for heritage
Other Information Sources
- Archaeology Abroad
Archaeology Abroad provides information about archaeological excavation and field school opportunities outside the UK suitable for all pockets and levels of experience. The Archaeology Abroad bulletin is published annually in spring on CD-ROM, an interactive format which enables readers to access additional information about projects and other information listed via live email and web links. The annual bulletin is supplemented throughout the year by Email Updates, keeping subscribers fully up to date with all the latest opportunities. An annual subscription can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary, Archaeology Abroad, 31–34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY, fax 020 8537 0849, or via the CBA Online Shop at: www.britach.ac.uk/shop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin
The Archaeological Institute of America annual bulletin of worldwide archaeological fieldwork opportunities is also searchable online. The current 'AFOB' issue can be obtained from Oxbow Books Ltd, 10 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EW, tel 01865 241249, fax 01865 794449, email email@example.com, web www.oxbowbooks.com (UK & Europe) or David Brown Books for elsewhere in the world.
- Projects Abroad
Projects abroad is another American-based site, and includes archaeology.
- Past Horizons
From BAJR (British Archaeological Jobs Resource) comes Past Horizons – bringing free access to all and over 400 sites across the world, from training to paid. It is updated weekly, and has additional expert information and a blog which highlights current conferences, funding and volunteer opportunities. Contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Field Studies Council
A nationwide and multidisciplinary organisation offering Archaeology, History and other Heritage-based courses at a selection of its various field centres. Contact Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW, tel 0845 3454071 or 01743 852100, email email@example.com.
- Current Archaeology
There is a similar fieldwork service by Current Archaeology Magazine. They also list ones outside the UK via I Love the Past.
- About Archaeology
This popular online tool lists fieldwork opportunities worldwide, including the UK and Ireland.
Another worldwide fieldwork opportunities listing, based in Europe.