Landward Research have been commissioned by the Higher Education Academy’s History, Classics and Archaeology Subject Centre and English Heritage to conduct a survey of archaeological specialists.

Individual archaeological specialists, providing commercial services are now invited to complete a short questionnaire. Doing this should take approximately ten minutes of your time, and your contribution will be greatly appreciated. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to request a copy of the final report once it is published.

The survey will help individual specialists, students, educators and wider sector plan for the future – partly this will be through identifying the impact of the current economic climate upon specialists’ work and by identifying any areas where skills losses might affect the capacity of the archaeological profession to provide specialist advice. This will then allow priority areas for the delivery of training to be identified.

The questionnaire is open until Sunday 20 March 2011.