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Join in the Day of Archaeology - 29 July 2011

posted 14 Apr 2011, 05:54 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 15:06 ]
The Day of Archaeology 2011 is an online project where archaeologists working around the world can document what they do on one day – 29 July. This date coincides with the Festival of British Archaeology, which runs from 16th – 31st July 2011.

Archaeologists taking part in the project can do this through photographs, videos and written blog posts. These will then be collected together for the website, providing a fascinating glimpse into an archaeological working day.

This is expected to be broad ranging and will include those carrying out actual archaeological excavation, working in the lab, museums or offices, studying at university or taking part in community archaeology.

This project is open to everyone working or volunteering in any aspect of archaeology from anywhere in the world.

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.

The Day of Archaeology 2011 is looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate. The resulting Day of Archaeology website will demonstrate the wide variety of work the profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and will help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. Anyone with a personal, professional or voluntary interest in archaeology is welcome to get involved.


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