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Learn about Archaeology Week or Month in your State (listed by State)

Award-Winning Poster Archives for Archaeology Weeks and Months

History of the Poster Contest

What is Archaeology Week/Month?

Do you know anything about the archaeology in your neighborhood? Town? County? State? Have you ever wondered if there are archaeological projects going on near where you live? The archaeological heritage in more than 37 states is celebrated each year during Archeology Week or Month by proclamation of the Governor. These celebrations are designed to generate understanding and interest in archaeology. Professional archaeologists, avocational archaeologists, and volunteers organize the activities, often with local sponsorships.

What Can I do During Archaeology Week/Month?

Archaeology Week/Month events include educational experiences for the public and increasingly for schools that promote the preservation of archaeological resources and illustrate the scientific process of the discipline. Typical Archaeology Month/Week activities include archaeological site tours, archaeological laboratory tours, lectures, flintknapping and mapping demonstrations, and sample excavation experiences.

How Can I Develop an Archaeology Month in my State? Find out here

How Can I Create an Archaeology Month Poster? Find out here

Wyoming - 2nd place 2008
Oregon - 3rd place 2008