Day of Archaeology – July 29, 2011

The Day of Archaeology 2011 is an online project that will allow archaeologists working all over the world to document what they do on one day, July 29th 2011.  This date coincides with the Festival of British Archaeology, which runs from 16th – 31st July 2011.

Archaeologists taking part in the project will document their day through photographs, videos and written blog posts. These will then be collected on this website, which will provide a glimpse into a day in the life of people working in archaeology, from archaeological excavations to laboratories, universities, community archaeology groups, education services, museums and offices.

This project is open to everyone working or volunteering in any aspect of archaeology from anywhere in the world – and even those who have defected!

How to Get Involved


We are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology”.  The resulting Day of Archaeology website will demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. We want anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology to get involved, and help show the world why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures.

How you can help

We are looking for archaeologists who are, on Friday 29 July, able to document their day and send it to us to publish on the Day of Archaeology website ( ). You can do this through any medium that you are comfortable with, be it writing about, filming, recording or photographing your day.

If you can’t make Friday, you can still contribute up to a week after the Day of Archaeology.  If you would like to take part but don’t feel confident writing a blog or uploading photos/film, please get in touch with us and we can help.

How to Sign Up

Email us if you would like to take part, and we will be in touch about how to submit your entry.