International Day of Archaeology was organized by a group of archaeologists with the intent of raising public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world. The goals of the International Day of Archaeology project coincide with those of Archaeology in the Community (AITC). It a response to this global day of archaeology awareness, AITC established the first all science (archaeology) festival.
ln 2011, hosted the first annual Day of Archaeology Festival. This became a way of gathering archaeology organizations from District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia together in one location—to inform our public about local archaeology resources.
This year we will host our fourth festival. We have 15 archaeology organizations confirmed. The festival is free to all the participates, the attendees, and the entertainers. We host this event as a way to give the field of archaeology exposer in a fun way and spread archaeology awareness to students of all ages.
Funded by Washington, DC (April 2015)