October 22nd is National Archaeology Day

Submitted by Sammy Smith (sammy@thesga.org)

2011 National Archaeology Day AIA

Leading national archaeological organizations are partnering to participate in National Archaeology Day, on 22 October 2011. What will you do to celebrate?

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is hosting this year’s website publicizing the event. Click here to check on online information.

Here’s the calendar of events. Look for one near you!

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Notes the AIA webpage:

National Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Throughout the month of October and on October 22 in particular, the AIA and its societies throughout the United States and Canada will present archaeological programs and activities in over 100 cities 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 programs presented by the Institute and our societies will provide you with the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones.

If you can’t participate this year, think about what you want to do to celebrate National Archaeology Day next year.

By the way, join members and guests of the SGA in Athens at the Fall Meeting on 22 October—that’s one way to celebrate National Archaeology Day!