International Archaeology Day Blog

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 it.  We received one submission from the Cain family (children are 12 and 14) that was a spectacular representation of Angkor Wat made of natural […]

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 world-renowned Parthenon.  Eighteen  enthusiastic architects submitted their entries to three categories—Youth (K-12)—13 entries, Families—2 entries, and Adults—3 entries.  The fantastic creations featured a variety of […]

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 the fall in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of International Archaeology Day, was moved up to the spring to provide an outlet for creative energies […]

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 world. We invite you to share this video with educators, colleagues, and through your social media outlets along with #ProjectCLAY and access3D. Our Archaeology Day […]

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 while Phoenix collected nearly 200 votes in the Youth category. In the AIA’s first ArchaeoDoodles contest, participants were asked to help bring the AIA’s Glossary […]

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 of the AIA and its collaborators has expanded tremendously as hundreds of thousands of participants have been able to celebrate on digital platforms.  View a […]

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 and graphic designs. We picked 15 words or phrases for you to bring to life: AmphoraBiface toolsCanopic vase or jarCoproliteCuneiformDendrochronologyExcavationHieroglyphsIonic columnLintelStelaStratigraphyTumulusUnderwater archaeologyZiggurat The deadline to enter […]

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. Join us October 11-15 with your questions! You can access the session links on the Skype a Scientist website. After the live sessions, recordings will […]

National Arts Club Event to Feature Ambassador from Malta

September 23, 2020

The National Arts Club is celebrating International Archaeology Day with a very special event featuring Her Excellency Ambassador Ms. Vanessa Frazier, the Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations. Ambassador Frazier will discuss the archipelago’s prehistoric megalithic monuments as she takes participants on a virtual tour of the Tarxien Temples archaeological complex. She will […]

IAD Collaborators on What Works Online and What Doesn’t

July 6, 2020

On June 18, the AIA hosted its second themed online session for IAD Collaborating Organizations, with twenty-eight participants attending a Zoom session on “What Works Online, What Doesn’t.”

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