Supporting Lorna Richardson’s wonderful Day of Archaeology this year.
Call for participants for 2013:
Have you ever wondered what other archaeologists really get up to? The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world. The project asks archaeologists working, studying or volunteering in the anywhere in the world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” each year in the summer by recording their day and sharing it through text, images or video on the website: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com. The resulting Day of Archaeology project demonstrates the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and helps 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 highlight the reasons why archaeology is vital to protect the past and inform our futures.
The project is run completely for free by a team of volunteers who are all professional archaeologists, working at museums, universities and in commercial archaeology in the UK, Spain and North America.
Taking part in the project is completely free and requires little knowledge of blogging or internet technologies.
The whole Day of Archaeology project relies on goodwill and a passion for public engagement!
The first ever Day of Archaeology in 2011 was held on the 29th July 2011 and had over 400 contributing archaeologists, from those working in the field through to specialists working in laboratories and behind computers. The second Day of Archaeology took place on the 29th July 2012, and over 300 archaeologists took part.
This year, in 2013, the Day of Archaeology will be held on Friday 26th July. If you are interested in taking part, please register your details, or ask any questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you can join us!