AIA News

April 23, 2020

AIA’s Interactive Digs Cited as One of the Best Ways to Travel the World from Home


Figure 2. Excavation of the subterranean cistern found in Trench IIS begins. Photo Courtesy Dr. Marcello Mogetta and the Venus Pompeiana Project (VPP).

Recognizing the barriers to physical travel facing everyone at this time, Green Global Travel, a travel blog that, according to a statement by its founders from its website, aims to “… focus on spreading the sustainable philosophies of ecotourism and conservation,” recently put together a story titled 30 Ways You Can Travel The World Without Leaving Home. The AIA’s Interactive Digs made this list! We have always felt the dedication and enthusiasm of excavation project directors and participants who have generously shared their insights from the field have made archaeology come to life through the Interactive Digs, and we are glad to see we are certainly not the only ones who feel this way. To read Green Global Travel’s story visit https://greenglobaltravel.com/30-ways-you-can-travel-the-world-without-leaving-home/.

Not everyone is able to get out into the field and put their trowel into the ground, so the AIA brings the excavation experience to you through our Interactive Digs. Interactive Digs allow you to follow the progress of excavations around the globe. Participating projects post fieldnotes, personal journals, photos, videos—everything you need to feel like you are part of the team. Though COVID-19 has prevented most archaeologists from being in the field, you can still learn about past Interactive Dig seasons on our website.

Congratulations to our Interactive Dig project directors and participants! If you are a project director who would be interested in having your project become one of our Interactive Digs, please contact AIA Director of Programs Ben Thomas at bthomas@archaeological.org.