International Archaeology Day

What is Archaeology Day?

International Archaeology Day (IAD) is a celebration of archaeology and its contributions to society. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations 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, or a presentation from a visiting archaeologist, the interactive, hands-on IAD programs provide a chance to uncover the past and experience the thrill of discovery. Learn more!

Celebrate IAD in October

#IADartifact of the day
Follow our #IADartifact of the day feature on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram each weekday leading up to IAD

Participate in our Tweetathons on Oct 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, & 16 as a tweeter, retweeter, or spectator

See all the great ArchaeoDoodles that were submitted this year

Scavenger Hunt
Weekly online Scavenger Hunts are running all month

Archaeology Abridged
View the most recent installment of Archaeology Abridged as Monica Smith presents “Indian Cuisine, Past and Present”

Online and In Person Events All Month Long
Find an event online or near you