International Archaeology Day Blog

Countdown to International Archaeology Day with #ArchaeoMadness2019

October 9, 2019

ArchaeoMadness is back this year with a twist! In 2019 the theme for this bracket style competition is famous archaeologists. So read up on Petrie, Pitt Rivers, and Proskouriakoff and get ready to submit your predictions on who will win in four rounds of head-to-head daily match ups. Participants have until October 14 to submit […]

2019 IAD Poster Now Available

September 24, 2019

The 2019 International Archaeology Day poster has been unveiled! You can now download it at 2019 IAD CalendarSubmit an event

IAD 2018: Celebrating 100 Years of the Czechoslovak Republic

September 10, 2019

For IAD 2018 roughly 30 people attended a site visit to several Bronze Age burial mounds located in the forest close to Lány Castle, the summer residence of Czechoslovakian presidents. At the beginning of 20th century excavations were conducted at these mounds and the first Czechoslovak president, T. G. Masaryk, took an interest in the […]

IAD 2018: Art in the Serra (da Capivara), Brazil

September 3, 2019

On October 30th 2018, students from the municipal school of Coronel José Dias (Piauí, Brazil) and the larger community participated in the event “Art in the Serra” as part of International Archaeology Day, the global celebration organized by the Archaeological Institute of America. For this occasion, the following activities were held at the Atelier and Library […]

In Memoriam: Robert Connolly

August 28, 2019

The AIA is sad to report the passing of archaeologist, museum director, IAD supporter, and friend Robert Connolly on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.  The AIA launched Archaeology Day in 2011 as National Archaeology Day in 2011, mostly relying on the support of its local societies.  In 2012, when AIA […]

IAD 2018 in Samara, Russia

August 15, 2019

Dear colleagues, Greetings from Samara State Institute of Culture!International Archaeology Day came last year to Samara, Russia! As a 2018 IAD collaborator with the AIA, our Institute and its partners sponsored several projects around the theme “Archaeology as a Scene of Culture: Voices of Things / An Art-Archaeological Performance” during October 20-24, 2018. These included […]

IAD 2018: A Success in Pakistan

August 2, 2019

Save Cultural Heritage Group organized an event for “International Archaeology Day Celebrations,” supported by the AIA, in partnership with the Department of Sociology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, DirectAMS, Faxian Travel, and media partner ASEF Culture360.

Save the Date for IAD 2019

July 2, 2019

International Archaeology Day will be held on October 19, 2019. In 2018, more than 500 Collaborating Organizations put on over 1,000 events in over two dozen countries and we expect to surpass those numbers this year. 2019 will mark the ninth Archaeology Day celebration and each year the event has grown by leaps and bounds. […]

AIA-Niagara Peninsula Society Welcomes High School Students

October 29, 2018

Thanks to an AIA Society Outreach Grant, 11th grade students visited Brock University for a campus tour and an event at the Department of Classics. 

6th Annual Archaeology Expo Held in Riverside

October 26, 2018

The AIA-Riverside Society hosted the event on International Archaeology Day at the Hidden Valley Nature Center.

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