International Archaeology Day Blog

IAD at the Parthenon with the AIA-Nashville Society

January 31, 2020

Did you know that Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee is home to a full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon?  In 2019 the AIA-Nashville Society received an AIA Society Outreach Grant to host their first “International Archaeology Day at the Parthenon” event.  The October 19th event, hosted by the Nashville Parthenon, shared the legacy of Greek […]

IAD Celebrated in San Diego at Arch in the Park

November 14, 2019

The San Diego County Archaeological Society held its 21st Annual Arch in the Park event this year in celebration of both International Archaeology Day and California Archaeology Month. The event is held at the NRHP-listed Los Peñasquitos Ranch House, and celebrates archaeology through the singing of Kumeyaay Bird Songs, flint knapping demonstrations, ranch house tours, […]

AIA-St. Louis Society Celebrates IAD

November 13, 2019

The St. Louis Society hosted International Archaeology Day 2019 at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Attendees were encouraged to explore the site and the museum. Professor Steve Dasovich of Lindenwood University gave a lecture on historical archaeology.

Five Days of IAD Celebrations in Samara, Russia

November 12, 2019

Over 120 students participated in the transdisciplinary art-cultural educational project “Archaeology as a Sphere of Creativity: From Past Experience to Invention of Future” in Samara, Russia as part of International Archaeology Day.  From October 19-23 the Samara State Institute of Culture hosted this multi-day event that highlighted archaeological heritage as a space for public creativity.  […]

Vancouver Celebrates IAD at the University of British Columbia

November 8, 2019

On International Archaeology Day, the AIA-Vancouver Society sponsored an event held in the Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA) at University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. Over 40 attendees were treated to talks from Department of Classical, Near Eastern, Religious Studies (CNERS) faculty members Hector Williams, who discussed his work in Greece at Mytilene and Stymphalos; […]

“It Belongs in a Museum” with the Old Colony History Museum

November 7, 2019

Over a dozen people participated in the “It Belongs in a Museum” archaeology highlights tour at the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton, Massachusetts as part of International Archaeology Day and Massachusetts Archaeology Month.  On October 5, curator Bronson Michaud led a tour focused on the archaeological artifacts in the museum’s collection, including pieces from […]

New Jersey State Museum Celebrates IAD with Talks, Tours, and Scouts

November 6, 2019

To celebrate 2019 International Archaeology Day the New Jersey State Museum presented talks that delved into the archaeology of the New Jersey Pinelands to discover its prehistoric and colonial history. Dr. Patricia Hansell, Temple University, gave her talk on her “Reassessment of the Prehistoric Settlements in the Pinelands” and Dr. Richard Veit, Monmouth University, gave […]

Archaeology Walking Tour in Lowell for IAD

November 5, 2019

On International Archaeology Day, park rangers at Lowell National Historical Park led 31 people on an archaeology walking tour of Boott Mills.  Visitors got a glimpse of some of the archaeology that underlies the modern city of Lowell and toured the historic landscape and structures of the Boott Cotton Mills, including mill buildings, canals, and […]

AIA-San Diego Society Builds Partnership while Celebrating IAD

November 4, 2019

To celebrate International Archaeology Day this October, the Archaeological Institute of America-San Diego Society planned a reception and archaeological activity to take place before the society’s opening fall lecture (Dr. Flora Brooke Anthony) on Friday, October 18th. Supported by an IAD grant from the National AIA, for this event, the San Diego Society worked with […]

Archaeology Celebrated at Newly Reopened Spiro Mounds

November 1, 2019

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center celebrated International Archaeology Day, Oklahoma Archaeology Month, and Spiro Mounds Grand Reopening on October 19 with 165 visitors. Archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson was available to identify artifacts brought in by visitors and gave a lecture about the prehistory of Oklahoma/Spiro Mounds and led a tour of the site in […]

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