Group Hands-On Lab Experience

Great for scout groups, small class fieldtrips and home school groups.

Students get the opportunity to clean, rough sort and identify artifacts that were excavated in the field. Visitors will cycle through four stations, and learn more about work in an archaeology lab.

All required materials and equipment. Bring an object from home that could tell us about your everyday life.

How to Prepare:
Wear clothing that can get dirty, sturdy shoes.


$10.00 per person


10:00 AM and by appointment

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut St.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47026

Age Recommendation:

10 +


2 – 3 Hours


The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.  

ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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