International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day is a day when the excitement of archaeological discovery is celebrated by AIA local societies and other archaeological groups across North America and around the world. Since 2011 when "National Archaeology Day" was recognized by a congressional proclamation, this has become an annual event. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and abroad present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. National Archaeology Day was such a hit in 2011 and 2012 that it has been renamed International Archaeology Day (IAD) for 2013 and the future.

Bettinsa Arnold showing a visiting a publication

This celebration of archaeology now encompasses a host of events sponsored by most of the 110 AIA local societies throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as by numerous co-sponsoring organizations including the American Research Center in Egypt, the Archaeological Society of South Africa-Transvaal Branch, the University of Kushan Archeological Society, the Wisconsin Archaeology Society, the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, Petra National Trust, and the list goes on (see for a constantly updated list of international sponsors and their events).

Here in Milwaukee we have celebrated with open houses in UW-Milwaukee's Archaeological Research Laboratory and we plan to do the same on October 19, 2013. Please click below on Archaeology Day 2013 for further information.