Day of Archaeology 2013


Handprints from Building 77, Catalhoyuk, Turkey. Photo by Ashley Lingle, Catalhoyuk Reseach Project.

Call for participants for 2013:

Have you ever wondered what other archaeologists really get up to? The Day
of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of
archaeologists from all over the world. The project asks archaeologists
working, studying or volunteering in the anywhere in the world to
participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” each year in the summer by
recording their day and sharing it through text, images or video on the
website: The resulting Day of Archaeology project
demonstrates the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day
across the globe, and helps to raise public awareness of the relevance and
importance of archaeology to the modern world. We want anyone with a
personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology to get involved,
and help highlight the reasons why archaeology is vital to protect the past
and inform our futures.

The project is run completely for free by a team of volunteers who are all
professional archaeologists, working at museums, universities and in
commercial archaeology in the UK, Spain and North America.

Taking part in the project is completely free and requires little knowledge
of blogging or internet technologies.
The whole Day of Archaeology project relies on goodwill and a passion for
public engagement!

The first ever Day of Archaeology in 2011 was held on the 29th July 2011 and
had over 400 contributing archaeologists, from those working in the field
through to specialists working in laboratories and behind computers. The
second Day of Archaeology took place on the 29th July 2012, and over 300
archaeologists took part.

This year, in 2013, the Day of Archaeology will be held on Friday 26th July.
If you are interested in taking part, please register your details, or ask
any questions by emailing us at We hope you can join us!

One thought on “Day of Archaeology 2013

  1. Michael Williams says:

    Hi everyone.
    Just writing to show my full 100 thousand % for this upcoming day of the best thing since sliced peanuts, archaeology.
    Please inform me of any way I can help.
    All the best,

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