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Day of Archaeology 2011

posted 6 Jun 2011, 04:42 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 14:59 ]
Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it? The Day of Archaeology 2011 aims to give a window into the daily lives of archaeologists. Written by them, it will chronicle what they do on one day, July 29th 2011, from those in the field through to specialists working in laboratories and behind computers. This date coincides with the Festival of British Archaeology, which runs from 16th – 31st July 2011.

How to Get Involved

The Day of Archaeology team are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate in a “Day of Archaeology”. The resulting Day of Archaeology website will demonstrate the wide variety of work the 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

The team are looking for archaeologists who are, on Friday 29 July, able to document their day and send it for publication 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 the team and they can help.

How to Sign Up

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