Join us for International Archaeology Day on October 19th!


The International Archaeology Day events are free and open to the public. We are also inviting young archaeologists in grades 7-12 to participate in Young Archaeologists’ Day.


Indoors at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University and outside on the Quiet Green (behind the Institute-for directions, click here).


Saturday, 19th October, from 10AM-2PM (indoor events) and 10AM-4PM (College Hill excavation)


As part of International Archaeology Day, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University will be having an “Open Day”. Visit this historic building and view a number of interesting small exhibits from their  collections.

AIA Narragansett has organized several activities throughout the building, including:

Welcome Area: Information and light refreshments (main foyer)
The Bone Lab: Experts will be on hand to show specimens and talk about how we answer complex archaeological questions using human and animal remains. (seminar room)
The Material Culture Lab: Meet our experts on coins and pottery and find out about daily life in the ancient world. (mezzanine)
Young Archaeologists’ Day: Young archaeologists grades 7-12 are invited to join us for lunch from 12-2 to find out more about archaeology and how they can get involved. (common room)
Build an Ancient House: Help lay out floorplans of houses from different civilizations, from ancient Egypt to Greece and Rome. (outdoors; quiet green)
College Hill excavation: Stop by Brown University’s search for the home of the first university President, from 10-4PM. (outdoors; quiet green)

Don’t forget to stop by the Haffenreffer Museum, who also have a great range of activities planned.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at or on Twitter: @NarragansettAIA.