Global Scavenger Hunt 2011
Thank you to those who entered the AIA "Global Scavenger Hunt" in celebration of National Archaeology Day!
Congratulations to Cicek Beeby, our grand prize winner of the Kindle Fire.
The "Global Scavenger Hunt" began on October 19 and ran through the 22nd—National Archaeology Day. We posted a clue (game/puzzle) each day. Our hunters solved the puzzle, identified the archaeological site (or sites), and sent us their answer. Each correct entry was placed in a daily drawing, and two daily winners got a free year of membership in the AIA (including a subscription to Archaeology magazine). Those who answered all four days correctly earned a chance to win our grand prize—a Kindle Fire e-reader.
Thank you to all of you who submitted answers to the first puzzle in our scavenger hunt. The correct answer was Petra in Jordan. The two lucky winners of our daily prize (one-year membership to the AIA with Archaeology magazine) are Stephanie Slade and Theresa Huntsman. Congratulations to the two of them.
Congratulations to the winners of our daily prize, Hong Tran and Rebecca Schindler!
Answer 1: Great Wall, China
Answer 2: Stonehenge, UK
Answer 3: Taj Mahal, India
Answer 4: Easter Island/Rapa Nui, Chile
Answer 5: Saqqara, Egypt
Answer 6: Machu Picchu, Peru
Answer 7: Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Answer 8: Ring of Brodgar, UK
Answer 9: Altun Ha, Belize
Answer 10: Temple of Poseidon, Greece
For Clue #6, the answer we were looking for was “Machu Picchu, Peru” since that is the site visible on the bottle’s label in the image that we posted online. However, since the 12-sided stone from Cuzco is also on the bottle, people who answered “Cuzco” will still be eligible for the grand prize.
Our daily winners of this puzzle are Rochelle Hepworth and Erin Mckendry! Congrats to them both!
The answer is the date of National Archaeology Day!
Emily Gable and Catalin Pavel are the daily winners of this puzzle. Congratulations!
Answer 1: Stonehenge, United Kingdom
Answer 2: Colosseum, Italy
Answer 3: Giza, Egypt
Answer 4: Newgrange, Ireland
Answer 5: Teotihuacan, Mexico
Answer 6: Ur, Iraq
Answer 7: Acropolis, Greece
Answer 8: Chichen Itza, Mexico
Answer 9: Knossos, Greece
Answer 10: Pueblo Bonito, United States
Volunteers are needed to monitor the translations of the International Archaeology Day webpage.
After two years of great success, National Archaeology Day will change to International Archaeology Day for 2013.
The Friends of the Office of State Archaeology in Connecticut acted as a participating partner in National Archaeology Day by sponsoring an Archaeology Fair.