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!

Thanks for celebrating with us in 2023!

IAD Blog
Check out our regularly updated blog to hear about IAD 2024 events from around the country and the world!

The ArchaeoDoodles contest returned in 2023! See the masterpieces and more here!

Archaeology Hour with Anne Austin
Our October 2023 AH lecture was Ancient Ink: Discovering the Tattooed Women of Ancient Egypt! Watch it on our YouTube Channel.