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Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really do? Do they just dig or are there other aspects to their work?

A Day in Archaeology showcases 'a day in the life' of archaeologists from all over the UK.

The 2023 event took place on Thursday 27 July and was sponsored by Prospect.

Throughout the day archaeologists, heritage professionals, students and volunteers shared blogs talking about a day in their life. You might be surprised to see just how many opportunities there are to get involved in archaeology from fieldwork to the science lab, museums to building sites, the possibilities are endless. Our contributors also share the paths they took to get to where they are now. Find out how their careers developed, why they chose to study archaeology or how they got involved in volunteering.

Blog posts were uploaded throughout A Day In Archaeology and stay on the Festival website all year round to form a developing resource for anyone interested in a career in archaeology or wanting to find out more about the range of opportunities to participate.

Take part in 2024

The 2024 A Day In Archaeology event will take place on Thursday 25 July. Blog submissions will open on Saturday 13 July.

Anyone can take part in A Day In Archaeology whether you are a professional, volunteer or student archaeologist, have been involved in archaeology for many years or are just embarking on your journey.

To help you submit your blog click on the button below to download our how to guide.

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