Past Preservers and International Archaeology Day

Boston, London & Cairo – 30th July 2013 – Past Preservers is thrilled to be an official Media Partner with the American Institute of Archaeology’s International Day of Archaeology to be held on 19th October 2013.

International Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and around the world, 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.

In 2011 the AIA had 115 events, 14 collaborating organizations, 3 countries (US, Canada, UK) and over 15,000 participants. By 2012 the event had grown to include 275 events, 125 collaborating organizations, 8 countries (US, Canada, Australia, France, UAE, Ireland, Germany, Egypt), 49 US states (and most of the Canadian provinces), 78 AIA Local Societies, and over 60,000 participants.

For this year they already have 9 countries (US, Canada, UK, Cambodia, Egypt, Australia, South Africa, Jordan, Iran), 54 collaborating organizations and about 30 events listed.
International Archaeology Day aims to raise awareness of archaeology as a profession, a discipline, and a resource; to reiterate the idea that archaeology is everywhere and that people can get involved at a local level; and to create a network of archaeological organizations.
To find out more, check out their websitefacebook page and Twitter; Be sure to use the Hastag #IAD when tweeting about International Archaeology Day!