International Archaeology Day Blog

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 […]

AIA-Denver Society Joins Local IAD Celebration

October 28, 2019

In conjunction with the Rangers, Staff, and Volunteers at the Roxborough State Park of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department, the AIA-Denver Society along with many other local archaeological groups, successfully held yet another International Archaeology Day celebration both within the Park itself and at the adjoining Roxborough Intermediate School. Total visitors were estimated to […]

1st Time IAD Celebrations Held at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro in Pakistan

October 25, 2019

International Archaeology Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of October every year. This year’s date was specifically the 19th October 2019, however, it can be celebrated any day in October since the aim is to raise awareness and celebrate the importance and wide scope of Archaeology. The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the […]

Happy International Archaeology Day from Arkansas

October 24, 2019

The 5th Annual Archaeolympics was held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey on Petit Jean Mountain and was organized jointly by archaeologists from the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Anthropology Department at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. This year 6 teams consisting of students from University of Arkansas, Little Rock, […]

IAD Celebrated in Southwest Florida Despite Bad Weather

October 24, 2019

Charlotte County History Services and Florida Public Archaeology Network (Southwest Region) co-hosted International Archaeology Day in Charlotte County, Florida on Oct. 19, 2019. The event showcased ten organizations from all over southwest Florida covering the subjects of archaeology, anthropology, and history. These groups were able to create displays and educate the public about the rich […]

IAD at Ancient Corinth

October 23, 2019

On International Archaeology Day, the American School of Classical Studies – Corinth Excavations invited visitors to the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth to learn about fieldwork, finds processing, and conservation techniques from tools and archival material used by ASCSA Corinth Excavations. Fourth graders from the Elementary School of Ancient Corinth and museum visitors showed us […]

Over 700 Celebrate IAD with Fair in Riverside

October 23, 2019

Over 700 people attended the International Archaeology Day Expo at the Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Riverside, CA. Exhibitors came from universities, government agencies, museums, cultural resource management companies, and historical societies. The Expo was sponsored by the AIA-Riverside Society and the Riverside County Regional Parks District. Great additions came from Prickly Pear Jam, playing […]

AIA-North Alabama Society Hosts Two Events on IAD

October 22, 2019

Despite a rainy day, the North Alabama Society and their partner the Alabama Archaeological Society hosted an archaeology fair at historic Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL. In the evening, Ben Hoksbergen gave a talk: “AD 536: How Climate Change Spurred an Arms Race, Advanced Agriculture, and the Demise of the North Alabama Moundbuilders” at InnerSpace […]

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