Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe
Kenneth Aitchison, Landward Research Ltd
Abstract: Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe collects, interprets and presents information on archaeological employment across Europe. Data were collected from 12 countries between 2006-08 and then in 21 countries in 2012-14. Those survey dates allowed data to be gathered just before and then following the global economic crash of 2007-008. A new iteration is now under development, which ambitiously aims to gather information on archaeological employment across 38 European countries.
This paper discusses the reasons to undertake such research, applied methodologies, outline results and how those results are used by individual archaeologists, archaeology students, employers and political decision-makers.
Keywords: discovering, employment, labour market, work, archaeologists