The Archaeology Forum


TAF Statement on the Culture White Paper

was submitted to the Minister for Culture, Sport, Tourism and Heritage (17 October 2015)

Summary minutes of the June meeting at the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments Scotland, Edinburgh are now available (17 June 2014).

Summary minutes of the February meeting at the National Museum, Cardiff are now available (11 February 2014).

A TAF briefing paper detailing the importance of local authority archaeology services was used to support the recent archaeology policy review.

A video of the TAF event 'Political Policies and Archaeology is now available on Youtube'


The Archaeology Forum (TAF) is a grouping of independent bodies concerned with the archaeological investigation, management and interpretation of the UK's historic environment - both buried remains and standing structures.

The Forum provides an opportunity for institutions to discuss matters of common concern, with the intention of establishing shared positions and promoting clear and consistent messages from archaeological practitioners and other stakeholders.

It works in a joined-up way with others in the historic environment sector through other umbrella organisations like the Heritage Alliance, the Historic Environment Forum, Built Environment Forum Scotland and Wales Environment Link.

The Forum supports the work of the All Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group, and provides the secretariat function for the APPAG Advisory Group.

Forum members meet four times a year, twice in London, once in Edinburgh and once in Cardiff. Communication between meetings is facilitated through a private email discussion list.

A statement of TAF strategy and priorities can be downloaded here.