This is the support website for The Archaeologist’s Field Handbook by Heather Burke and Claire Smith. It includes downloadable versions of useful forms from the book, an Australian heritage directory, and international codes of ethics for archaeological fieldwork.

‘As editor of the first field guide in 1968, I compare that slim volume with this outstanding, compendious and wise advice, which demonstrates the sophistication of present best practice. An essential aid for beginners and professionals.'
Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney
‘… a clear and detailed manual on the basic principles and practice of archaeological field survey, investigation and record in the modern context of legislative and ethical accountability.'
Jack Golson, Emeritus Professor of Prehistory, Australian National University
‘ Many young archaeologists (and some older ones) will creep into their tents to consult this useful manual before emerging confident and smiling to carry on their excavation.'
Sharon Sullivan, James Cook University
This book provides a wealth of practical advice nicely balanced with necessary ethical considerations. While there is no substitute for archaeological training and experience in the field, this book provides a superior aide-memoire.'
Sandra Bowdler, Centre for Archaeology, University of Western Australia
An impressive tour de force…With this volume in their knapsacks, budding archaeologists and consultants won't need any other to undertake fieldwork in Australia.'
Jay Hall, Head of Archaeology, University of Queensland