Working in commercial archaeology or the heritage sector? Another specialist field? Then we would like to hear from you

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Why choose archaeology?

Our new “Spotlight on ECAs” section showcases research conducted by early career archaeologists and gives some insight into their background and aspirations

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Early Career Archaeologists (ECA) is a Community of the European Association of Archaeologists

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Survey of ECAs outside academic archaeology – now open!

We welcome responses from archaeologists who do not work in traditional academic settings in archaeology, which might include, but are not limited to: commercial, contract, consulting, heritage, museums, and other specialist fields including post-excavation and associated laboratory or desk work as well as those who formerly worked in these settings but have left archaeology: Take…

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ECA is a grassroots initiative of the European Association of Archaeologists, designed to listen to, and communicate the issues that particularly affect early career archaeologists

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