AIA’s International Archaeology Day
ArchaeoDoodles Contest

Did you know that the AIA’s glossary of archaeological terms is one of the most popular resources on our website?  Help us upgrade our list of terms and definitions with your illustrations and graphic designs.  We picked 15 words or phrases for you to bring to life:

Aerial photography
Back dirt
Clovis point

Doric column
Law of Superposition

Profile drawing
Underwater archaeology

Contest logistics:

Enter your illustrations by noon (Eastern) on Thursday, October 7.  You can submit multiple entries, but only one entry per word.  Images must be your original work. Please submit your artwork as a high-quality jpeg.  The winners will be selected via popular vote October 8 through 14 and will be announced in time for International Archaeology Day! Winners will receive AIA prize packs.

Categories And Submissions


The AIA will accept entries until noon Eastern on Thursday, October 7.  Voting will be open the afternoon of October 8 and continue until noon on October 14.  Youth and Adult winners will be announced in time for International Archaeology Day (October 16)!

View 2020 Submissions