International Archaeology Day Blog

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 […]

Ontario Archaeological Society Welcomes Visitors to the Ashbridge Estate on IAD

October 31, 2019

The Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) held their very first annual International Archaeology Day celebration and invited the public to come learn more about archaeological methods used to promote sustainable archaeology and heritage protection. They opened the doors of the Ashbridge Estate, a heritage place owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust, and received people in the […]

IAD Lecture in Madison Explores City Gates and the Origin of Synagogues

October 30, 2019

For the third year in a row the Madison Biblical Archaeology Society sponsored a major lecture to celebrate International Archaeology Day. Jordan Ryan, a Wheaton College professor of New Testament, reported that the Gospel accounts of the Apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John provide information about early synagogues that is unknown from other sources. And […]

Classics Club Participates in IAD Fair in Indianapolis

October 29, 2019

On International Archaeology Day students from the Classics Club of IUPUI participated in an archaeology fair sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The students put together posters, one displaying a drawing of the Parthenon, a drawing of a Greek temple with labels, and drawings identifying the types of Greek columns. Another poster had four […]

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