Ask an Archaeologist Day

The 2022 #AskAnArchaeologist Day will be on Friday 22 July 2022 – 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.

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.

The first #AskAnArchaeologist day was in 2018 and was very successful. People from all over the world took part with lots of fascinating questions and discussions taking place. 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.

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

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