IAD Blog

August 6, 2013

Press Release: Past Preservers and International Archaeology Day

Press Release from Media Partner and Collaborating Organization Past Preservers.

Boston, London & Cairo – 30th July 2013 – Past Preservers is thrilled to be an official Media Partner with the Archaeological  Institute of America’s International Archaeology Day to be held on 19th October 2013.

International Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and around the world, present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.

Whether it is a family-friendly archaeology fair, a guided tour of a local archaeological site, a simulated dig, a lecture or a classroom visit from an archaeologist, the interactive, hands-on International Archaeology Day programs provide the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones.

In 2011 the AIA had 115 events, 14 collaborating organizations, 3 countries (US, Canada, UK) and over 15,000 participants. By 2012 the event had grown to include 275 events, 125 collaborating organizations, 8 countries (US, Canada, Australia, France, UAE, Ireland, Germany, Egypt), 49 US states (and most of the Canadian provinces), 78 AIA Local Societies, and over 60,000 participants.

For this year they already have 9 countries (US, Canada, UK, Cambodia, Egypt, Australia, South Africa, Jordan, Iran), 54 collaborating organizations and about 30 events listed. 

International Archaeology Day aims to raise awareness of archaeology as a profession, a discipline, and a resource; to reiterate the idea that archaeology is everywhere and that people can get involved at a local level; and to create a network of archaeological organizations.

To find out more, check out their websitefacebook page and Twitter; Be sure to use the Hastag #IAD when tweeting about International Archaeology Day!

For further information, interviews and high-resolution photos, please contact us at info@pastpreservers.com


About Past Preservers: Past Preservers is the creative hub between the heritage and media worlds. Founded by archaeologist Nigel J. Hetherington in 2005, Past Preservers provides professional support to the heritage and media industries. Our Projects include work for major networks, such as the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, and Al-Jazeera International


Nigel J. Hetherington

CEO and Founder

Past Preservers

Telephone: +20 100 346 1169

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