The AIA works with archaeologists, educators, museum staff, and other specialists to create and compile programs and resources that you can use in your classroom or at home to explain what archaeology is, what archaeologists do, and how sites are discovered, uncovered, and interpreted. Resources include lesson plans and activities that can be downloaded and adapted for your use. Topics range from creating small-scale simulated digs to re-creating ancient costumes and hosting your own Roman feast.

  • Archaeology Fairs

    Each October the AIA co-hosts an archaeology fair with Boston's Museum of Science. Fairs have a wide range of activities and demonstrations for attendees to enjoy, from learning about stratigraphy to mock digs and atlatl throwing!  Several AIA local societies now host their own fairs, check our Events page to find a fair near you!

  • Archaeology Months

    Many U.S. states designate a certain day, week, or month every year to celebrate and recognize local archaeology and history. During these periods, local archaeologists, educators, museum staff, and other specialists organize programs and activities for public participation.

    Find out more about your state’s activities

  • In the Classroom

    Create your own archaeological dig, dress your teddy bear in a toga, explore ancient shipwrecks, and much, much more through AIA Lesson Plans!

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