Top archaeology gifts of 2022
Updated: Nov 12
If you're looking for the perfect gift for your favorite archaeologist or archaeology enthusiast, these unique gifts will bring a smile this holiday season.
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10. Paleolithic horse pendant~$118-$150
The beauty of this piece is in its history, simplicity and meaning. This horse pendant design was inspired by the paleolithic cave paintings of Lascaux in Montignac, France. The pendant is available in solid bronze, 14K gold plated brass, 14K rose gold plated brass, or sterling silver. It comes with an 18” chain to match and a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
9. Fire lighting kit ~£30
Historically accurate, hand-crafted stone age tool replicas make an incredible gift. The earliest evidence of fire has been found at Neanderthal sites and was made by striking a flint blade against pirate. This replica fire lighting kit has a marcasite half, two flint blades and chaga fungus.
8. Archaeology neat vibe boots~$115
Sport these fun, colorful boots and strut your stuff out on the town or out in the field. These water-resistant boots are 100% vegan micro-suede and come in women’s and men’s sizes. Order early to ensure arrival before the holiday!
7. Dr. Jane Goodall Barbie doll~$55
The fields of archaeology and anthropology go hand in hand and one of the most inspirational figures is honored with this collectible Barbie doll. The Dr. Jane Goodall doll is the first in the Inspiring Women Series and it celebrates her decades of dedication, ground-breaking research and heroic achievements. Dr. Goodall comes with a notebook, binoculars field attire and of course, David Graybeard the chimpanzee!
6. Dumb cuneiform~ $20
In a time long ago, an ancient writing system was developed whereby figures were pressed into wedge-shaped clay tablets called cuneiform. This 5,000 year old writing has been giving a new, social media update! Send in a 140-character (or less) message and it will be translated to cuneiform, pressed it into a clay tablet and mailed back to you.
For more gift ideas, check out our 2023 gift guide!
5. LEGO Giza~ $109.99
If you’ve ever wondered how the ancient Egyptians built Giza, wonder no more. This LEGO model of the Great Pyramids of Giza allows you to construct this ancient wonder of the world and its surrounding features one LEGO block at a time.
4. Things I am not allowed to do on the dig t-shirt~ starts at $16.34
There’s no better place to wear t-shirts than on an archaeology excavation. Amuse your friends and colleagues with this entertaining 42 item list of “Things I am not allowed to do on the dig.” Available in many styles including t-shirts, long sleeve and baseball jerseys.
3. Imagining Sutton Hoo dress ~$51.86
This A-line swing dress inspired by the Sutton Hoo archaeological site is perfect for packing on your next vacation. Designed with an Anglo-Saxon aesthetic, it’s easy to dress up for a fun night on the town, or pair with boots to discover your next treasure.
2. Indiana Jones jacket~$281-$300
Popular culture knows no greater archaeologist than Indiana Jones and if you’re ready to embody the spirit of Indy, you can look the part in your very own Indiana Jones jacket. Made of supple lambskin, these jackets are made by the company that designed the original jacket worn by Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders, Last Crusade and Temple of Doom styles are available. Order now for your hero.
1. Go on an archaeology dig! ~Prices vary
For those who really love archaeology and artifacts, give your loved one (or yourself) the most unforgettable gift of all by reserving your space on an archaeology dig for your next vacation. Work alongside scientists to excavate in Israel, Australia or the US. There are lots of options to choose from and bragging rights are guaranteed.
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