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, Friday 29th July 2011. This date coincides with the Festival of British Archaeology, which runs from 16th – 31st July 2011.

Those taking part in the project will document their day through photographs, videos and written blog posts. These will then be bought together on the Day of Archaeology 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!


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 to Sign Up:

Email us or find us on our Facebook page if you would like to take part, and if you think that on Friday 29th July you would be able to write/record/film/take photos and/or describe what you did on that day for the Day of Archaeology project. If you can’t make the 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.

All Welcome!