A Day In Archaeology 2024

9:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really do? Do they just dig or are there other aspects to their work? A Day In Archaeology, sponsored by Prospect, showcases 'a day in the life" of archaeologists from all over the UK.

Throughout the day archaeologists, heritage professionals, students and volunteers will share 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 will 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 are 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.

All of the A Day In Archaeology blogs from 2019- 2023 are available for you to look at here.

Taking part

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

Submitting your blog is easy via our simple form, all you need are a title, blog text, and some images.

Submissions open on Saturday 13 July 2024 and submitted blogs will go live on the Festival website on Thursday 25 July. A link to submit your blog will be available here from Saturday 13 July.

Find out more about A Day In Archaeology and how to take part here.


Thu, 25 Jul

9:00 AM


7:00 PM

Duration of event

Submitted blogs will be made live on the Festival website from 9am on Thursday 25 July 2024 and any submitted throughout the day will be uploaded as soon as possible until 7pm that evening. Any late submissions will be approved as soon as possible after this. Once live, blogs will remain online and promoted throughout the year.