International Archaeology Day Blog

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.”

AIA Hosts First Themed IAD Listening Session

June 17, 2020

On Wednesday June 10th, the Archaeological Institute of America hosted its first themed online listening session for International Archaeology Day Collaborating Organizations—Keeping Things Hands-on at Home: Creating Kits. Hosted by AIA Programs Staff Ben Thomas and Meredith Langlitz, the session was the first in a series of programs created for IAD collaborators to network and […]

Transforming International Archaeology Day Celebrations in 2020

June 4, 2020

As we have ramped up our efforts leading to the celebration of the 10th anniversary of International Archaeology Day (IAD) in 2020, we have had to confront the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our global event. IAD 2020 is going to look and feel very different from our previous celebrations of archaeology.  Since […]

Build Your Own Monument Competition Recap

May 22, 2020

We were delighted with the response to our first Build Your Own Monument competition that wrapped up last week.  We received 320 entries from 14 countries, 30 U.S. states, and the District of Columbia showcasing a lot of creativity in response to our challenge to reconstruct Stonehenge, El Castillo at Chichén Itzá, the Colosseum, and […]

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