#AskAnArchaeologist Day

9:00 AM

The 2022 #AskAnArchaeologist Day is sponsored by Antiquity and will take place on Friday 22 July - get your questions ready!

#AskAnArchaeologist Day on Twitter is an official part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology and is a chance for people from all over the world to ask archaeologists questions, and an opportunity for archaeologists to share their knowledge.

Anyone with access to Twitter can ask a question using the #AskAnArchaeologist hashtag and any archaeologist who has an answer is encouraged to respond. You can also follow the official #AskAnArchaeologist Day account @AskAnArchDay where the Festival team will be sharing some of the days top Tweets and keeping you up to date with opportunities to put your questions to some of the UK's leading archaeologists.

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.

There’s nothing too formal about the day and there's no such thing as a silly question – whatever you want to know about archaeology, ask away and someone will (hopefully) know the answer. Since the event began in 2018, people from all over the world have taken part with lots of fascinating questions and discussions taking place.

For more information take a look at our FAQ page at

That’s it really! In the meantime, spread the word and get thinking of questions (or polishing up your answers).


Fri, 22 Jul

9:00 AM

Duration of event

With people participating all over the world this event runs for 24 hours. The Festival Team will be online via the @AskAnArchDay account from 9am until 8pm.