A Day in Archaeology

For one day a year, delve into the life of real life Archaeologists and see what they get up to.

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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 site 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.

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

Submissions have closed for 2023 but we look forward to hearing your experiences as part of A Day In Archaeology in 2024.

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



A Day in Archaeology is sponsored by Prospect, the independent trade union for almost 150,000 members employed as specialists in a variety of sections. The union is run and funded by members and exists to benefit their interests in a variety of ways. Sat within the Heritage sector, is the Archaeologists branch, with over 1300 members.   

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