International Archaeology Day (Saturday of Earth Science Week)

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Paleontologist excavating fossils in Colorado's Dry Mesa Quarry

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Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), Earth Science Week (ESW)


International Archaeology Day 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 interets. 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 hand-on International Archaeology Day programs provide the chance to indulge "your inner Indiana Jones."