International Archaeology Day

Celebrate International Archaeology Day!

Earth Science Week 2022 reaches its climax with International Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 15. The event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery!

Every October, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) - an 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 ( In addition, see the “What Will Survive?” learning activity (, from the 2014 Earth Science Week Activity Calendar.