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

Save the Date! International Archaeology Day 2022 will be celebrated on October 15 and throughout the month of October.

Diving for the Clotilda
Join us on IAD for Diving for the Clotilda: The Archaeology, History, and Legacy of the Last Known Slave Ship, a special virtual event

Tweetathons will return in 2022! Stay tuned for details

Virtual Lectures
Join Alaka Wali and the AIA on October 18 & 19 for AIA Archaeology Hour and October 27 for Archaeology Abridged

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