Archaeological Institute of America and Archaeology magazine's Interactive Digs

Johnson's Island, Ohio

Go beyond the “dead line” at Johnson’s Island Civil War POW camp on western Lake Erie, where archaeologist David Bush has led excavations for the past 25 years.

Johnson's Island, Ohio

Zominthos, Crete

The ancient Minoans are best known as seafarers, but excavations at the site of Zominthos, nestled in a plateau on Mt. Ida, Crete's highest mountain, have shown that they were also highlanders.

Zominthos, Crete

Past Digs

Cahal Pech, Belize

Cahal Pech, Belize

Recent excavations have suggested that Cahal Pech is one of the earliest Maya settlements in Belize.

El Carrizal, Mexico

El Carrizal, Mexico

Get in on the survey and excavation of El Carrizal, a Formative Period site in Veracruz, Mexico.

Pisa Wreck, Crimea

Pisa Wreck, Crimea

Join the Black Sea Shipwreck Research Project as it excavates the Pisa Wreck off the coast of Crimea.

Sagalassos, Turkey

Sagalassos, Turkey

We take you to Sagalassos, a classical city perched high in the mountains of southwestern Turkey.

Hierakonpolis, Egypt

Hierakonpolis, Egypt

Join us at the City of the Hawk as we reveal more about the dawn of Egyptian civilization.

Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Return with archaeologists to Tiwanaku, the mysterious site high in the Andes.

Elden Pueblo, Arizona

Elden Pueblo, Arizona

Join Forest Archaeologist Peter Pilles as he excavates Elden Pueblo.

Yucatán, Mexico

Yucatán, Mexico

Editor Kristin Romey explores sacred Maya cenotes in the Yucatán.

Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii, Italy

Join our search for the patricians and slaves who lived in Vesuvius' shadow.

Mount Vernon, Virginia

Mount Vernon, Virginia

Explore George Washington's post-presidential career as a whiskey distiller at Mount Vernon.

Waka', Guatemala

Waka', Guatemala

How did the Maya site of Waka' in the Petén fit into the struggle between two superpowers?

West-Central Belize

West-Central Belize

Search for the Maya underworld with a special expedition to find untouched caves in the jungle of Belize.

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Visit the ancient Nabataean city of Petra and watch as a Great Temple is rediscovered.

Novy Svet, Crimea

Novy Svet, Crimea

Searching for shipwrecks beneath the Black Sea off Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula.

Lott House, New York

Lott House, New York

Uncover the buried past of a Dutch family living in eighteenth-century Brooklyn.