Ask An Archaeologist Day FAQ

Want to take part in #AskanArchaeologist Day? Check out our FAQ below for details!

How do I take part?

#AskAnArchaeologist Day will take place on Friday 21 July in 2022.

To take part, all you need to do is post your question on Twitter and include the hashtag #AskAnArchaeologist.

If you can also tag @AskAnArchDay we'll get a notification of your question and can share it on our Twitter feed too.

If you want a specific person to answer you can also include their Twitter handle. 

I’m an Archaeologist and I want to take part - What do I do?

That’s great! Search for #AskAnArchaeologist on Friday 21 July 2022 and answer questions, contribute to discussions and generally get involved. Feel free to ask questions of your own.

Ahead of the day, please share the details as widely as you can and encourage people to take part. If you work for an archaeological unit, museum or other archaeology or heritage organisation please ask your social media team to join in and spread the word.

We're a museum or other place where archaeologists work, can we join in?

Of course. If you have a Twitter account, join in with your answers or questions.

Some places like to schedule specific time slots when their archaeologists will be available so people can get prepared with questions. Make sure you publicise this on Twitter and tag @AskAnArchDay so we can also let people know. 

You can also help to spread the word about the day and your involvement.

How did the event get started?

The idea is based on the hugely successful #AskACurator day, set up by Mar Dixon, which has run for several years on Twitter.

The team at National Trust Midlands came up with the idea for the same sort of day for archaeology, and so #AskAnArchaeologist Day was born.

Who coordinates #AskAnArchaeologist Day?

While the CBA Festival of Archaeology team are online during the day and manage the “official” @AskAnArchDay Twitter account, this event is self-led and open to anyone.

The best thing about the day is that it’s all about curious people asking questions and knowledgeable people sharing their answers.

The Festival Team will use the @AskAnArchDay account to promote #AskAnArchaeologist Day and on the 21 July we'll be posting and sharing questions and encouraging people to take part. If you have any questions email us at [email protected].


#AskAnArchaeologist Day is sponsored by Antiquity.

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