ArchaeoCon Online in 2022

Join the Archaeological Institute of America for ArchaeoCon 2022, offered virtually this year on Saturday, March 5! ArchaeoCon is a day of archaeological presentations, hands-on workshops, and exclusive specially curated on-demand activities and interviews that showcase archaeology.

Come to ArchaeoCon 2022 to listen to and interact with archaeology, meet archaeologists, and learn about the AIA. After a succesful transition online last year, ArchaeoCon will continue to be accessible to participants around the globe—join us from home for an unforgettable online experience that will take you on a trip around the world!

Ticket sales will go live in mid-December!


Check back soon for our preliminary ArchaeoCon 2022 schedule!

ArchaeoCon is a great opportunity for members of the public to learn about archaeology and archaeologists in an informal setting. It is also an opportunity for people to learn about the AIA and its programs as well as local archaeological groups.

ArchaeoCon 2021 Presenters:

These are last year’s presenters. We’re putting another great lineup together for 2022 and will update this soon!

Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney, professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA, is an expert on funerary and burial practices in ancient Egypt. Her work on coffin reuse has taken her around the world over ten years to study more than 300 coffins in collections around the world, including Cairo, London, Paris, Berlin, and Vatican City.

Josh Gates is an adventurer and explorer whose unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for off-the-map adventure takes him to the farthest corners of the world. Josh’s hit-show “Expedition Unknown” on the Discovery Channel chronicles his global quest to find the truth behind iconic legends and thrilling archaeological mysteries.

Patrick Hunt, award-winning archaeologist, author, and National Geographic grantee, teaches at Stanford University, directed the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project from 1994-2012, and continues to do fieldwork in the region. He has a lifelong love of the Alps, having lived annually for several months in the Alps since 1994.

Alexandra Jones is a Visiting Professor of Archaeology at Goucher College and the Founder of Archaeology in the Community, where she teaches youth from all around the world about archaeology. Though she loves spending time in the dirt with her students, she also enjoys spending time watching detective movies.

Shelby Brown is a classical archaeologist and former VP for Outreach and Education for the AIA. She works at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa as the Senior Education Specialist for academic and adult audiences. A lover of all things ancient, she enjoys traveling to archaeological sites and reads historical fiction and sci-fi as aids to imagining other cultures.

Stephen Mandal is a geologist turned archaeologist who co-founded a number of organizations dedicated to hands-on outdoor learning in earth science, heritage and archaeology for all, from pre-school to university students to the curious retired. Having been a distinctly average rugby player and triathlete, he now loves exploring the mountains and parks of Ireland.

Denis Shine is a Director of the Irish Archaeology Field School and Irish Heritage School, who undertake archaeological research throughout Ireland, including marquee excavations at Carrick and Ferns in Wexford, southeast Ireland. Outside of archaeology he loves hiking, rugby, and generally being outdoors with his two boys and dog!

2021 Event sponsors:

A HUGE thanks to our 2021 sponsors for supporting us and making the 2021 event such a huge success. To become a 2022 sponsor, please contact AIA Director of Development, Elizabeth Bailey ( for more information.

Presenting Sponsors:

David & Kathleen Boochever
Mark Hurst & Christine Cronin-Hurst
Laura Rich

Event Sponsors:

Sophie & Larry Cripe
Mathea Falco

ArchaeoCon through the years:

ArchaeoCon 2022

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