Working in archaeology as an autistic person – a personal view

Autism Awareness day Jacky with tranchet adze

Hi, I’m Jacky, I’m one of Cotswold Archaeology’s Senior Finds Officers. I’m based in the Kemble Office near Cirencester and have been with the company for almost nine years. Q: What is your background in archaeology? A: I did my archaeology degree at Queen’s University, Belfast, which is where I’m from. My Masters degree followed,…
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A decade of exciting finds from our Milton Keynes office!

10 years of MK finds

To celebrate 10 years since we opened of our Milton Keynes (MK) office, we’ve picked our five favourite finds made by our MK archaeologists based there during those 10 years. This near complete Bronze Age Collared Urn was recovered from a site at Linton, Cambridgeshire in 2017. The collared Urn tradition began in the Early…
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Making Cotswold Archaeology Sweeter

Our customers are the lifeblood of our business. They provide us with opportunities to access archaeology on their sites, the opportunities to do what we do best. Without customers there would be no business, no charity, and none of the educational and research activities that are so dear and important to us. We need to…
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Cotswold Archaeology And Oxford Archaeology To Further Develop Site-Based Digital Recording

Person recording an archaeological feature on a mobile phone

Cotswold Archaeology and Oxford Archaeology are pleased to announce that they are partnering on the further development of a web-based digital recording and mapping system for archaeological fieldwork. Building on pioneering work undertaken by Oxford Archaeology, the system will henceforth be jointly owned by the two charities, and they have committed to a programme to…
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Cotswold Archaeology and COVID-19

cotswold archaeology

Cotswold Archaeology fully understands and accepts its responsibilities for the safety and well-being of our staff, clients and others during the national health emergency brought about by the onset of the COVID-19 virus. We have worked hard since March 2020 to ensure that our operations accord with the latest Government guidance and have developed a…
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Cotswold Archaeology achieves ISO 45001 certification

aerial photo fo people excavating a stone structure

Cotswold Archaeology is delighted to announce that our occupational health and safety management system (referred to simply as CA SHE) has been certified to the highly regarded ISO 45001 standard. Here is how we got there… Back in 2019, with CA’s continuing growth and success, the possibility of acquiring the ISO 45001 standard was first…
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Oxford Cotswold Archaeology JV wins a place on England’s first archaeology framework for national road projects

Oxford Cotswold Archaeology

Oxford Archaeology and Cotswold Archaeology, working together as Oxford Cotswold Archaeology JV (OCA JV), are delighted to have won a place on a framework to undertake archaeological investigations associated with new major road projects in England over the next four years. Highways England has announced the organisations that have won places on its new £195m…
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Stonehenge – we are going to be involved!


Following the Government’s decision to approve the improvement of the A303 trunk road at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, Cotswold Archaeology is proud to announce that it is a member of the largest collaborative partnership of archaeological organisations ever put together in the UK. The consortium is led by Wessex Archaeology and it will work on behalf of…
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CA’s new recruitment portal

CA online recruitment portal screenshot

CA has launched a new online recruitment portal to advertise and manage our recruitment process. You can register your details on the website and receive notifications when vacancies of interest become available. When registering on the website, you will create a profile (like a CV) and then when a vacancy becomes available you can quickly apply.…
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Cotswold Archaeology achieves Bronze at Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards

mind's Bronze badge

Cotswold Archaeology was one of 103 organisations to take part in Mind’s annual Workplace Wellbeing Index, and was recognised with a Bronze Award, meaning we are committed to achieving change within their workplace. Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, celebrating the good work employers are doing to promote and…
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Keynes, trains and automobiles

Drone Image of archaeological works

We were clearly trying too hard to come up with a witty headline but the facts are clear, when it comes to the big infrastructure projects we stand side-by-side with our clients, managing their complex archaeological requirements. Whether it is in the planning or construction stages of projects, we have the skills and experience to…
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CA’s New Trustee

new trustee, Karen Ann Jospehides

We are delighted to welcome Karen Ann Josephides, People Director at Arsenal Football Club, as a new trustee and non-executive company director of Cotswold Archaeology. Karen Ann says “The Trustee role at CA is a great opportunity and privilege.  I have experience of both working in business and for a Charity.  This role provides an…
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