Archaeology Magazine Set to Launch Archaeology's DIG for Kids

Posted on March 16, 1999

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and Archaeology Magazine announced the forthcoming launch of Archaeology's DIG, a new archaeology magazine for kids. The premier issue of Archaeology's DIG is slated for publication this spring and will be available by subscription and on newsstands.

Archaeology's DIG is a new bi-monthly magazine dedicated to bringing the excitement, mystery, and fun of archaeological discovery to pre-teens. "DIG is designed to educate its readers on subject matter that includes history, art, mathematics, paleontology, geology, anthropology and more," stated Phyllis Pollak Katz, Publisher of Archaeology's DIG. "This new magazine for kids extends and expands our mission to bring the excitement of archaeological discovery to young people everywhere."

Katz also announced that Stephen Hanks has been named Editor-In-Chief. Prior to joining Archaeology's DIG, Hanks was lead editor for national classroom magazines, Scholastic News, (third and fourth grades), published by Scholastic, Inc. During his 22-year career as a magazine editor, Hanks, 43, has been a Managing Editor at Times-Mirror Magazines' custom publishing division, the Editor of Major League Baseball for Kids, and the Editorial Director of KidSports and Sidekicks, and a consulting editor for Sport Magazine. In 1982, Hanks, who has written three books on sports, was the founding editor of New York Sports Magazine.

"Our lively departments and in-depth feature stories will cover everything from the search for mummies to the discovery of dinosaur bones, the mysteries of the Sphinx, and the wonders of ancient civilizations," commented Stephen Hanks. "DIG is being written in an entertaining and conversational voice using language that is clear, concise, and age-appropriate. DIG will feature colorful graphics, eye-catching photos, puzzles, games, comics, contests, and stimulating, interactive hands-on projects that will enhance the development of cognitive and practical critical-thinking skills. In addition, a parent/teacher guide will be provided free to subscribers."

Archaeology Magazine, based in New York City, has been published for 50 years by the Archaeological Institute of America. Archaeology is dedicated to bringing the excitement of worldwide archaeological discoveries to the public. Additional information on Archaeology is available on Archaeology's web site at