International Archaeology Day Blog

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Results For Week 4: Build Your Own Monument—Pyramids at Giza

May 15, 2020

It may not be possible to visit Egypt right now but that didn’t stop this week’s Build Your Own Monument contestants from transporting us to the famed pyramid complex in […]

Results for Week 3: Build Your Own Monument—the Colosseum

May 8, 2020

While Rome wasn’t built in a day, many of the Colosseum entries in the AIA’s International Archaeology Day Build Your Own Monument competition were! In the third week of monument […]

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