International Archaeology Day

Celebrate International Archaeology Day!
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Earth Science Week 2017 reaches its climax with International Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 14. The event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery!

Every October, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) - a new Earth Science Week partner - and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and elsewhere present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests.

Whether it is a family-friendly archaeology fair, a guided tour of a local archaeological site, a simulated dig, a lecture or a classroom visit from an archaeologist, the interactive, hands-on International Archaeology Day programs provide the chance to indulge “your inner Indiana Jones.”

Check out AIA’s map of events, the ArchaeoMadness calendar, and other educational resources on the International Archaeology Day website (http://www.archaeological.org/archaeologyday). In addition, see the “What Will Survive?” learning activity in this year’s Earth Science activity Calendar, included in the Earth Science Week 2014 Toolkit (http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials).