Standards and Guidance; Protection; Quality and Procedures; Value
Under the themes of Archaeology on the Ground, the Working Group will work with the Institutes (CIfA and IAI) and other professional organisations for the Standards and Guidance development, and break out into sub-groups to address the development of practical guidance for specialist areas including historic building recording, marine and aquatic underwater investigation, environmental and palaeo-environmental remains, sampling strategies, human remains etc.
Participants and Collaboration
The working group/ sub-working groups will engage with a wide range of organizations and individuals to access specialist knowledge and consult widely with the commercial and academic sectors. Developing training opportunities and workshops (in tandem with other Working Groups), particularly for specialist topics such as environmental archaeology, sampling and dating methods, and geo-archaeology, will be another key output.
Archaeologists excavating preserved wooden structural remains at Drumclay crannog, Co. Fermanagh, an early medieval site lake habitation dating from the 8th century AD.