International Archaeology Day Blog

Tweetathons are Back!

September 3, 2021

After a highly successful debut last October in celebration of International Archaeology Day, the AIA will be bringing back Tweetathons in 2021. Mark your calendar for Tuesdays and Fridays leading […]

2021 ArchaeoDoodles Contest is Live

August 25, 2021

The International Archaeology Day ArchaeoDoodles contest is back for its second year! Help bring the AIA’s glossary of archaeological terms to life by submitting an illustration or digital design. This […]

Build Your Own Monument: Angkor Wat

April 30, 2021

While constructing a replica of Angkor Wat as part of this year’s Build Your Own Monument competition was clearly intimidating for some, one family from Las Vegas, Nevada excelled at […]

Build Your Own Parthenon Winners

April 16, 2021

After a highly successful debut in 2020, the AIA’s Build Your Own Monument competition returned in 2021.  For the first week of the competition, we challenged participants to replicate the […]

AIA Launches #BuildYourOwnMonument 2021 Competition!

March 30, 2021

As the pandemic grinds on, the Archaeological Institute of America is launching its second Build Your Own Monument (BYOM) competition.  Last year’s inaugural BYOM contest, originally slated to kick off in […]

Project CLAY Presents: IAD Celebration Video

October 19, 2020

Video Transcript In celebration of International Archaeology Day 2020, Project CLAY is pleased to present a video montage featuring archaeologists around the world, in hopes of inspiring kids around the […]

Congratulations to ArchaeoDoodles Winners

October 17, 2020

Congratulations to Annemarie DeMarco and Phoenix (age 6) for winning this year’s ArchaeoDoodles contest. During yesterday’s voting period Annemarie’s submission for hieroglyphs garnered over 150 votes in the Adult category […]

Happy International Archaeology Day!

October 17, 2020

Happy 10th International Archaeology Day!  While the IAD 10th Anniversary celebration did not come together as the community-centered events that have come to be the centerpiece of IAD, the reach […]

AIA Launches ArchaeoDoodles Contest

October 8, 2020

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 […]

Q&A with Archaeologists to Count Down to IAD

October 8, 2020

The AIA Societies and Outreach and Education Committees partnered with Skype a Scientist to plan five online Q&A sessions with experts in the days leading up to International Archaeology Day. […]

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