October 21, 2023
Today is International Archaeology Day!
On Wednesday, we hosted our own IAD lecture with Anne Austin on “Ancient Ink: Discovering the Tattooed Women of Ancient Egypt.” Over 800 people tuned in to learn about emerging scholarship on tattooing practices in Egypt from pre-dynastic through New Kingdom times. If you missed the lecture, you can watch the recording on our YouTube Channel!
If your IAD event is today or next week, best of luck putting it on! Remember to take pictures and share them on social media using the hashtag #IAD2023. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To find other IAD events going on near you, visit the IAD calendar.
Speaking of social media, this year we launched our #ArchaeoStart social media campaign. We asked our audience to share how they discovered archaeology to help demystify the process and inspire the next generation of archaeologists! Be sure to hop on social media today and share how you became an archaeologist with the hashtag #ArchaeoStart or your celebrations of IAD with #IAD2023!
Thank you to all who have contributed their #ArchaeoStart stories so far! Some highlights from this year include:
How'd you get your #ArchaeoStart? Our Asst. Curator of Archaeology, Karen Flinn "…in high school my parents encouraged me to see films about the discovery & excavation of archaeological sites in the Old World. I went to college, took my first field school & was hooked" #IAD2023 pic.twitter.com/lZ1MdfDbfn
— New Jersey State Museum (@NJStateMuseum) October 19, 2023
My parents took me to a LOT of hist sites. I took an intro arch class in college. We made pottery, arrowheads, and bronze axe heads. The hands-on bit was the most fun. We also had an atlatl team! I got to dig during my field school, and I was HOOKED. That’s my #ArchaeoStart. pic.twitter.com/rqDLqkzC2N
— Arkansas Archeological Survey (@ArkArcheoSurvey) October 17, 2023
I got my #ArchaeoStart in college. I attended field school at Bulgaria’s Tell Yunatsite, hosted by the Balkan Heritage Field School. I uncovered a special find, a section of a fertility idol! The experience proved to me that I was on the right path in pursuing an arch career. pic.twitter.com/387GVRqRT0
— Arkansas Archeological Survey (@ArkArcheoSurvey) October 16, 2023
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