The Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA) is a training, research, consultancy and policy division of the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.
Established in 2006, our aim is to encourage research and innovation in professional archaeological practice. We provide training and consultancy services to a range of organisations. Our affiliation with the Institute of Archaeology places us at the forefront of research, teaching and practice and allows us to draw on the support of over ninety academic staff.
Including the staff employed in CAA's contract's division, Archaeology South East our team consists of 39 professional staff with specialist skills in heritage management, conservation, archaeological survey, materials analysis, historic buildings, site interpretation, and various other areas of technical competence. CAA was formerly known as the Field Archaeology Unit, which was established some thirty years ago to run the Institute of Archaeology's training excavations and to provide professional support for staff projects.
The CAA provides grants for staff and students of the Institute of Archaeology working on fieldwork and other projects involving the Institute’s Field Unit, Archaeology South-East. ... read more about our grants.
The Centre for Applied Archaeology is directed by Dr. Dominic Perring.